Private Patrol Officers; Private Security Services
(a) (1) It shall be a violation of Section 1102.5 of the Labor Code for a private patrol operator to discharge, demote, threaten, or in any manner discriminate against an employee in the terms and conditions of his or her employment, for disclosing information or causing information to be disclosed, to a government or law enforcement agency, when the information is related to conduct proscribed in this chapter.
(2) A private patrol operator who intentionally violates this subdivision shall be liable in an action for damages brought against him or her by the injured party.
(b) A person who believes that he or she has been discharged, demoted, threatened, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of his or her employment, because that person disclosed or caused information to be disclosed to a government or law enforcement agency, may bring a claim against the private patrol operator within three years of the date of the discharge, demotion, threat, or discrimination.
(c) Neither the bureau nor the department is responsible for resolving claims under this section.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 884, Sec. 2.)