In California, discrimination based on the following protected classes is prohibited:

  • Age, for people 40 and older;
  • Genetic information/characteristics;
  • Marital status;
  • Medical condition (including cancer or record or history of cancer) or AIDS/HIV status;
  • Mental or physical disability;
  • National origin and ancestry, including:
    • Language use restrictions
    • Holding a driver's license granted under Vehicle Code section 12081.9 (issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law)
  • Pregnancy and perceived pregnancy;
  • Race and color;
  • Religion;
  • Sex/Gender, including:
    • Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions
    • Gender identity or gender expression, this includes transgender status and those who are transitioning or have transitioned
    • Sexual stereotypes
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Reproductive health decisionmaking; and
  • Veteran or military status.
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