Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it is unlawful for an employer to refuse to hire; to discharge or to terminate; to refuse to select or to bar or discharge an employee from a training program leading to employment; or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment” because of the employee’s sexual orientation. Cal. Gov. Code § 12940(a).
An employer cannot discriminate against an employee for being heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual. Furthermore, under California’s FEHA provisions, employers cannot express or demonstrate favoritism to employees with differing sexual preferences based on their perceived sexual orientation.
If you feel you have been the victim of sexual orientation discrimination, or been treated unfairly by your employer as a result of your sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, contact the Stanley C. Franklin law firm where we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights.