The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (the "FEHA") provides employees in California with powerful protections from all forms of discrimination and retaliation.
Are all employees in CA protected?
Almost. The FEHA applies to all California employees who work for private employers, even if their employer is located out of state. As long as the employee worked from California for a private employer, she is protected under the FEHA. FEHA also applies to all public employees who work for the State of California or for a City or County in California.
However, FEHA would not apply to a federal employee working from California. Federal employees are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In addition, a successful FEHA claim requires the California employee to show that they are a member of a Protected Class.
What's a Protected Class?
FEHA protects California employees from discrimination based on their membership in a Protected Class. In other words, FEHA provides powerful claims against any employer who discriminates against a California employee because of their/her/his:
If you believe you've suffered discrimination at work, you have powerful rights under California law. Please don't delay - call and schedule a free consultation with our Orange, CA Employment Discrimination specialists today!
Contingency representation arrangements accepted.
The information above does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different, but the need to seek timely advice always applies.