No. S065473.

76 Cal.Rptr.2d 499 (1998)

957 P.2d 1333

18 Cal.4th 640

Kimberly RENO, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. Marijo BAIRD, Defendant and Respondent.

Supreme Court of California.

July 16, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lawless, Horowitz & Lawless, Barbara A. Lawless, Phil Hororwitz, San Francisco, and Steven J. Dow, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Joseph Posner, Encino, Pearson & Hough, Joyce G. Pearson and Susan M. Hough, Sacramento, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant

Hoyt, Miller & Angstadt, Eric P. Angstadt, Walnut Creek, and Scott W. Oborne, for Defendant and Respondent.

Daniel E. Lungren, Attorney General, Martin H. Milas, Assistant Attorney General, Christine B. Mersten and Heidi T. Salerno, Deputy Attorneys General, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Thomas P. Klein, San Francisco, Ella L. Brown, Los Angeles, Wendy L. Kosanovich, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Paul Grossman and George W. Abele, Los Angeles, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent

CHIN, Justice.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Gov.Code, § 12900 et seq.)1 generally prohibits employers from practicing some kinds of discrimination. We must decide whether persons claiming discrimination may sue their supervisors individually and hold them liable for damages if they prove their allegations. We conclude that the FEHA, like similar federal statutes, allows persons to sue and hold liable their...

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