Not surprisingly, the primary law it protects is the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
, but it also handles complaints related to the Unruh Civil Rights Act, the Disabled Persons Act and the Ralph Civil Rights Act.
The bill would have invalidated arbitration agreements between employers and employees, if required by the employer as a condition of hiring, that relate to employment practices covered by the Fair Employment and Housing Act
For example, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
includes marital status, pregnancy, medical condition and physical handicap as prohibited grounds for employment decisions.
The statute states that failure to provide training is not grounds for liability for harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals age 40 and older with respect to hiring, suspension, demotion and termination of employment.
While the Fair Employment and Housing Act
, on which this case was based, generally governs in California, the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against workers between the ages of 40 and 65, including discrimination in terms and conditions of employment.