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What is Discrimination in Employment Under California Law?

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Harassment and discrimination in employment is prohibited where it is because of:

  • Race;
  • Ancestry;
  • National Origin;
  • Color;
  • Sex;
  • Sexual Orientation;
  • Religion;
  • Disability (including HIV/AIDS diagnosis);
  • Marital Status;
  • Age (40 and over);
  • Medical Condition (cancer and genetic characteristics);
  • Refusal of Family Care Leave;
  • Refusal of Leave for an Employee's Serious;
  • Health Condition;
  • Denial of Pregnancy Disability Leave;
  • Retaliation for Reporting Patient Abuse in Tax Supported Institutions.

Discrimination is prohibited in all employment practices including:

  • Advertisements;
  • Applications and interviews;
  • Hiring, transferring, promoting or leaving a job;
  • Working conditions.

Discrimination is also illegal under Federal law. Discrimination in Housing is illegal under state and federal law, but a discussion of Federal law and discrimination in housing is beyond the scope of this discussion.  Please consult an attorney for further information.

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