New protections against discrimination on the basis of national origin are about to take effect in Los Angeles and all across California. The California Office of Administrative Law has recently enacted new protections to job applicants and employees, including those who are undocumented workers, to ban various forms of national origin discrimination.
The new amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) are set to strengthen the existing protections. While the FEHA already makes it illegal to discriminate against applicants, employees and undocumented workers because of their national origin, these new protections expand the definition of “national origin.”
“For example,” says our Los Angeles discrimination attorney at the Kaufman Law Firm, “The current legislation does not ban discrimination against individuals who are married to or are in a relationship with persons of a national origin group. Likewise, the current law does not prohibit discrimination because of the name of an applicant or employee that is associated with a national origin group.”
Starting July 1, 2018, the following types of national origin discrimination will be prohibited by the FEHA in Los Angeles and all across California. The new protections extend to an individual’s or ancestors’ actual or perceived:
The new amendments to the FEHA also broadened the definition of what constitutes national origin discrimination. From July 1, 2018, it will be considered discrimination on the basis of national origin to:
Our Los Angeles discrimination attorney at the Kaufman Law Firm warns that these new regulations will take effect on July 1, 2018. If you believe that your employer or supervisor has discriminated against you on the basis of national origin, do not hesitate to speak to our lawyers to discover your best legal strategy. Call our offices at (818)-305-6457 or (866)-278-2385 or send us an email to get a free consultation today.