Judge To Issue Injunction Halting Costa Mesa Layoffs

COSTA MESA (CBS) — An Orange County Superior Court judge Tuesday told attorneys she plans to issue a preliminary injunction halting controversial layoffs planned in Costa Mesa.

More than 200 employees — half of the city’s workforce — were notified that they could be laid off starting in September.

Costa Mesa wants to outsource their jobs to private companies. But attorneys for the workers argue the city is not following state law on outsourcing.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann ruled that the layoffs be put on hold until after a civil trial on the issue.

No date has been set for that trial.

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