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Fair Employment and Housing Act

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation,marital status, national origin (including language use restrictions), ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics), age (40 and above), pregnancy, denial of medical and family care leave, or pregnancy disability leave (Government Code sections 12940,12945, 12945.2) and/or retaliation for protesting illegal discrimination related to one of these categories or for reporting patient abuse in tax supported institutions. You may file a private lawsuit under the Fair Employment & Housing Act.

Fair Employment and Housing Commission

State administrative agency that enforces the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

Federal Equal Pay Act of 1963

The Equal Pay Act requires employers to provide equal pay without regard to sex for equal work performed at the same establishment.