In California, workers are protected from discrimination by law. Some of the strongest employee protections are found in “FEHA,” the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, pregnancy, denial of medical and family care leave, or pregnancy disability leave (Government Code sections 12940,12945, 12945.2) and/or retaliation for protesting illegal discrimination related to one of these categories.
FEHA also prohibits retaliation for reporting patient abuse in tax supported institutions.
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