Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employees are protected against harassment and discrimination based on:
- Age (40 and older)
- Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
- Marital Status
- Medical Condition (cancer and genetic characteristics)
- Military and Veteran Status
- National Origin
- Race & Color
- Sex & Sexual Orientation
FEHA offers protection against discrimination in: hiring, terminating, selecting for training programs, employment opportunities, compensation, conditions, or privileges of employment. Cal Gov. Code 12940. Moreover, an employer must “take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination from occurring.” Cal Gov Code 12940(k).
If you believe you have been discriminated against by your employer, call the Hekmat Law Group now.