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What is the Marital Status Discrimination Act?

Marital status discrimination is a violation of both federal and California state law. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it is unlawful for any employer to use marital status to:

If the employer uses this status to influence their decision to hire, promote, provide benefits, discipline, or terminate someone, they are committing marital status discrimination.

Win Your Marital Status Discrimination Case With Southern California Employment Law Group PC

When looking for a lawyer for marital discrimination in the workplace, look no further than Southern California Employment Law Group PC. We work closely with our clients on employment matters and develop the necessary litigation strategies to be successful in workplace marital status discrimination cases. Give our experienced law office a call today at (424) 688-1057 to schedule your free consultation.

What is an Example of Marital Status Discrimination?

While there are many ways an employer can fall foul of this regulation, a typical example of marital status discrimination includes the termination of married co-workers. California anti-discrimination laws state that the marriage of co-workers is not a valid reason to terminate one of them. For instance, a university that fires research professors that happen to be married may be guilty of marital status discrimination. Other examples of discrimination based on marital status include refusing to hire an unwed mother or single person, skipping over an employee for a promotion because they are in a same-sex marriage, or only offering single employees overtime opportunities during the holidays.
Can My Employer Ask My Marital Status?
California law prohibits employers from asking specific personal questions during a job interview, including religion, race, and marital status.








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Lisa B.
From beginning to end the team at this firm were responsive, professional, and most of allCARING! I WILL RECOMMEND this firm to anyone having issues with an employer. Andrew Doroitt and his team are AWESOME!
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Miguel C.
Atty Zelma is very helpful and very knowledgeable in labor disputes. Very approachable and really keep me updated of what is going on and guided me what to do. The support staff were also very helpful and very fast in answering your questions. I am very happy of my case and I would recommend him to colleagues and friends.
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Chris M.
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