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VERNON v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, A101244

Defendant is not liable under the Fair Employment and Housing Act for allegedly discriminatory adoption and enforcement of employment regulations governing the use of respirators by employees with facial hair. Plaintiff, a former firefighter terminated because pseudofolliculitis barbae made it impossible for him to comply with the new Berkeley Respiratory Protection Policy, was not employed by defendant either directly or indirectly.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/25/2004
  • Published 02/25/2004

Judges

  • SWAGER, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Office of Paul Kleven, Paul Kleven, Esq., Berkeley, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Randall P. Borcherding, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Kristian D. Whitten, Deputy Attorney General, for Defendants and Respondents.