In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (known as FEHA) defines what employment harassment and discrimination is and what penalties apply.
Although California prohibits certain forms of harassment and discrimination, not everything uncomfortable is illegal. The law does not stop employers from being bad, vulgar (to a point), disorganized, lazy, or from playing favorites unless their conduct is the result comes from a “bad” reason. Such reasons include acts based on the following:
- Sexual orientation;
- Marital status;
- National origin;
- Medical condition;
- Age (40 and above);
In addition to the above forms of harassment and discrimination, California law prohibits many other improper employment practices, including:
- Denial of family and medical care leave;
- Denial of disability leave and/or reasonable accommodations for pregnant women;
- Denial of reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities; and
- Restrictions on spoken language.
There are many other inappropriate employment practices that are prohibit in California.
The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt is very experienced in handling employment disputes. If you feel that you have been victimized by employment discrimination or harassment or are an Employer defending against such a claim, please contact the firm to discuss your particular concerns and to set up a free consultation.
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