It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
It is unlawful for employers to terminate, discriminate, or harass an employee because of their physical or mental disability. Plus, employers have an obligation to meet with employees and provide reasonable accommodations for employees with physical or mental disabilities so they can continue to work.
Employers must provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and they cannot terminate, discriminate, or harass an employee who is pregnant or who is out on a pregnancy related leave of absence.
It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against you for taking your protected leave rights due to your own serious medical condition or to take care of special family members with serious health conditions.
In California, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate or harass an employee based on their gender identity or gender expression. This means that an employer cannot harass, discipline, fire, demote, fail to hire, deny promotion, or otherwise take employment actions against people based on their gender identity or gender expression – including those who are transitioning at work.