California’s Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act (FBOR) contains many requirements that might ensnare the unwary investigator.  An investigator investigating the conduct of a firefighter, paramedic, or emergency medical technician (who might be subject to "punitive action" by his/her public agency employer) must comply with the following investigation and pre-investigation procedures:

  • The firefighter under investigation

The Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) contains many requirements.   Some of the rights that a workplace investigator should be familiar with are the "representative" requirements.  POBR states the following three rights:

• Upon the filing of a formal written statement of charges, or whenever an interrogation focuses on matters that

The Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) contains many requirements.  One requirement of particular concern to workplace investigators is the "notice" requirement.  POBR states that the public safety officer under investigation shall be informed of the "nature" of the investigation "prior" to the interrogation.

Of course, this begs the questions– How much