Monday, December 16, 2019

Mathews v. Happy Valley Conference Center, Inc.

The addition of the word person to Government Code §12940(h) was to ensure that the catch-all retaliation subdivision included all entities covered by the preceding subdivisions; there is no legislative history indicating the Legislature also intended by that addition to allow an employee fired by a religious entity employer to circumvent the religious entity exemption by characterizing the employer as a person for purposes of a retaliation suit. Punitive damages are recoverable for a violation of the whistleblower statute.

Mathews v. Happy Valley Conference Center, Inc. - filed Dec. 12, 2019, Sixth District
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 4252

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