Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees based on their marital status.
“Marital status” refers to “an individual’s state of marriage, non-marriage, divorce or dissolution, separation, widowhood, annulment, or other marital state.”
Therefore, employers are prohibited from adopting a number of policies or practices including, but not limited to, prohibiting coworkers from marrying, refusing to hire or promote employees based on their marital status, or denying pregnancy leave to unmarried employees.
If you believe that you were fired from your job, laid off, demoted (or not promoted), or suffered a reduction in pay or other adverse employment action based on your marital status, please contact the Law Offices of David S. Levy for a free initial consultation. We typically represent victims of marital status discrimination on a contingent fee basis, which means that our clients do not pay attorney fees or costs unless and until there is a recovery.