What is Discrimination in Employment Under California Law?
Harassment and discrimination in employment is prohibited where it is because of:
- National Origin;
- Sexual Orientation;
- 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:
- 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.