California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA): It is unlawful for an employer to refuse to hire; to discharge or to terminate; to refuse to select or to bar or discharge an employee from a training program leading to employment; or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment” because of the employee’s sex or gender. Cal. Gov. Code § 12940(a).
This is wide-ranging and covers claims based on pregnancy, sexual identity, and dress/grooming standards, and pay differences between men and women whose jobs are of comparable worth to the employer with some limited exceptions.
Sex and gender discrimination often crops up in relation to job actions like:
• Hiring and firing
• Promotion and demotion
• Allocating raises and benefits
• Assigning hours, work and projects
• Negotiating leaves of absence
• Other aspects of the terms and conditions of employment
If you feel you have been treated unfairly or have been discriminated against based on your gender, call the attorneys at Tash Law Group for a free consultation.
All employment cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid unless you recover.