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San Joaquin County Sheriff's Deputy ordered reinstated with back pay

Practice Area: Employment & Labor

Outcome: Court ordered reinstatement with back pay

Description: A long-term San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriff who was involved in a serious and debilitating on-duty vehicle accident was deemed permanently disabled from law enforcement under the Workers' Compensation Law but inconsistently deemed fit-for-duty by the San Joaquin County Employees' Retirement Association, resulting in discharge without any retirement benefits. The deputy's reinstatement with back pay and benefits was ordered following a petition for write of mandate under Code of Civil Procedure section 1085.

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