California Fair Employment and Housing Act - FEHA - Government Code 12900 - 12996

The FEHA is the principal California statute prohibiting employment discrimination covering employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, apprenticeship programs and any person or entity who aids, abets, incites, compels, or coerces the doing of a discriminatory act. It prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The FEHA also prohibits retaliation against for opposing any practice forbidden by the Act or for filing a complaint, testifying, or assisting in proceedings under the FEHA.
Unlimited compensatory and punitive damages.
Plaintiff does not have to win a unanimous jury verdict.

CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE

PART 2.8. DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING
  CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS 12900-12906
  CHAPTER 3. FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS OF POLICY 12920-12922
  CHAPTER 4. DEFINITIONS 12925-12928
  CHAPTER 5. POWERS AND DUTIES 
    Article 1. The Department12930-12933
    Article 2. The Commission 12935
  CHAPTER 6. DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED 
    Article 1. Unlawful Practices, Generally12940-12951
    Article 2. Housing Discrimination 12955-12956.2
  CHAPTER 7. ENFORCEMENT AND HEARING PROCEDURES 
    Article 1. Unlawful Practices12960-12976
    Article 2. Housing Discrimination 12980-12989.3
  CHAPTER 8. NONDISCRIMINATION AND COMPLIANCE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS 12990
  CHAPTER 9. MISCELLANEOUS 12993-12996

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