24-2009 Use of “Last Chance” Agreement Barred by Ed Code Provision Prohibiting Waiver of Statutory Rights

On July 28, 2009, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, published its decision in Farahani v. San Diego Community College District (2009) __ Cal.App.4th __, 96 Cal.Rptr.3d 900 ruling against the College District in its dispute with former faculty member Sam Farahani, who had been terminated in June, 2006. The court’s decision upholds a decision of the superior court that found a “last chance agreement” in which Farahani waived his right to a hearing on his termination was void under Education Code section 87485., search terms: last chance, waiver, termination, agreement, Farahani v. San Diego Community College District, Leithliter v. Board of Trustees, Education Code 87485, Education Code 44924.