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In plaintiff's action against her employer under the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), trial court's judgment in favor of plaintiff and award of $200,000 in damages is affirmed where: 1)the court properly denied defendant's motion for nonsuit as it failed to provide reasonable accommodation for plaintiff and this failure was substantial; 2) trial court properly refused to give proposed jury instructions that were consistent with defendant's flawed interpretation of the underlying law; 3) trial court's comment on plaintiff's burden of proof is unlikely to have changed the outcome of the trial and no prejudice resulted, assuming there was error.
Filed October 15, 2009
Opinion by Judge Reardon
For Appellant: Epstein Becker & Green, Steven R. Blackburn, Leslie J. Mann