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Sasco Electric v. CA Fair Employment and Housing Comm'n, D053492

Trial court judgment denying petition for administrative mandate challenging a decision by the Fair Employment and Housing Commission finding the employer committed pregnancy discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act is affirmed where: 1) substantial evidence supports the Commission's finding that there was a causal connection between the employee's and plaintiff's decision to end her employment; 2) the Commission did not abuse its discretion in awarding the employee backpay between May 10 and September 17, 2004; 3) substantial evidence supports the Commission's award of emotional distress damages; and 5) substantial evidence supports the Commission's Commission's decision to impose an administrative fine as there was clear and convincing evidence of oppression and malice on plaintiff's part.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/07/2009
  • Published 08/07/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Quadros & Johnson, Benjamin A. Johnson, San Mateo, and S. Edward Slabach for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Louis Verdugo, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Angela Sierra and Antonette Benita Cordero, Deputy Attorneys General, for Respondent.
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