FEHA Lawyer in Los Angeles - California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

"I wish we lived in a society where laws were not necessary to protect employees from discrimination. In my law practice, however, I have seen beyond any shadow of a doubt that these laws are absolutely necessary."
                             --- James W. Johnston, Esq.


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The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides protection from harassment or discrimination in employment because of: Age (40 and over), Ancestry, Color, Religious Creed, Denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, Disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, Marital Status, Medical Condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), National Origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual Orientation.

Provides Greater Protection Than Federal Law

Federal laws addressing discrimination in the workplace primarily are set forth under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).  California's FEHA, however, provides greater protection for employees than that provided by Title VII.  For example, in addition to prohibiting the types of discrimination described in Title VII, FEHA additionally prohibits discrimination on the basis of marital status.  Furthermore, Title VII only applies to employers who employ 15 or more employees, while FEHA generally applies to employers with only 5 or more employees. (Except for sexual harassment which FEHA prohibits if the employer employees one or more employees.

  


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25 Years Experience
Mr. Johnston has been an attorney for more than 25 years, and if fully qualified to handle your FEHA claim.  If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Color, Religious Creed, Denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, Disability, Marital Status, Medical Condition , National Origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual Orientation, we invite you to contact our office and make an appointment to speak with attorney Johnston about your case.  



Scope of FEHA

FEHA prohibits unlawful employment practices by employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, and apprenticeship programs or other training programs leading to employment. 


Links

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 


The above information is provided as a courtesy of The Johnston Law Firm, and constitutes only a brief summary of some general employment law, discrimination issues and related legal rights under California law.  As such it does not constitute legal advice, and you should contact an attorney to discuss any specific employment issue you may have.  For further questions, please contact our  office on the forms provided.

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Los Angeles, California 90071
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