Marital Discrimination, In All Forms, Is Illegal.Under California law, an employer cannot refuse to hire individuals based of marital status. This includes same-sex couples, single folks or widowers. Also, employers cannot ask marital specific questions during an interview process or refuse to hire you based on your refusal to answer. Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers evaluates every claim, fighting aggressively to recover damages while holding employers accountable. Many times, we’re able to get employers to change their practices, even remove folks who cause marital discrimination. So, what constitutes marital status discrimination in California?
- Any employment refusal based solely on one’s marital status or fail to disclose status.
- Providing unsafe work conditions due to marital status.
- Getting pay reduced because manager found out woman worker wasn’t single.
- Retaliating against a married person by forcing overtime work without pay.
- Harassing a married woman into getting divorced or losing her job.
FEHA Protects Marital StatusesCalifornia’s own workplace enforcement tool, The Fair Employment and Housing Act, protects marital statuses and those who wish to keep relationship statuses private. The Act is specific in available remedies available to employees when their workplace, or potential job, knowingly violates the act. Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers will work hard to recover:
- Wages lost resulting from marital harassment or termination
- An employee’s job, including preservation of title and prestige
- All attorney fees associated with litigating for our clients
- Punitive damages, including employer changing practices
- Pain and suffering employee endured while out of work