Discrimination and harassment are never appropriate in the workplace.
California law bars discrimination for all business practices, including advertisements, applications, screening, and interviews, hiring, transferring, promoting, terminating, or separating employees, working conditions, including compensation, participation in a training or apprenticeship program, and employee organization or union. The anti-discrimination/harassment laws apply to all employers, labor organizations and employment agencies.
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants and employees because of a protected category, or retaliate against them because they have asserted their rights under the law. The law prohibits harassment based on a protected category against an employee, an applicant, an unpaid intern or volunteer, or a contractor.
Any harassment, especially sexual harassment, are prohibited in all workplaces. California law protects individuals from illegal discrimination by employers based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age, mental and physical disability, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status and ilitary or veteran status.
The law offers a variety of remedies for victims of discrimination and harrassment, including past lost earnings, future lost earnings, hiring and reinstatement, promotion, out-of-pocket expenses, reasonable accommodation, damages for emotional distress and punitive damages. If your employer has made your workplace miserable by harassing you or discriminating against you, call Kurtzhall Law to stop the illegal activity. Sexual harrassment, disability discrimination and retaliation are never acceeptable, and it is our goal to put an end to this scourge throughout California.