California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Faces Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on 07/21/2021

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma is facing a lawsuit. The lawsuit is from Judith Blackwell, a former executive director who is accusing Fiona Ma of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. Blackwell at one point oversaw two key housing finance agencies. Fiona Ma is a board member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)

Judith Blackwell claims the State Treasurer exposed her naked butt end to her many times and gave her gifts such as edible marijuana, according to the lawsuit filed in California state court on July 13, 2021. Blackwell said Ma fired her without providing any reason in January 2021. Blackwell claims Fiona Ma terminated other California state employees who were of black race.

Fiona Ma was elected California’s 34th state treasurer in November 2018.

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