Wrongful Termination Due to Employment Discrimination
California law makes it illegal to terminate an employee due to discriminatory reasons. The law prohibits employment discrimination based on:
· age (ages 40 and above)
· national origin (includes language use restrictions)
· gender, gender identity, and gender expression
· sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions)
· disability (physical and mental, including HIV and AIDS)
· medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record of history of cancer)
· sexual orientation
· genetic information
· marital status
· religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices)
California law also prohibits harassment in the workplace. This covers sexual harassment, gender harassment, harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions, as well as harassment based on all other characteristics listed above.
It is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee due to discriminatory reasons. If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated due to employment discrimination, please Contact Us.