EEO - Retaliation: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Brian S. Inamine, LeClairRyan
- California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is generally more expansive than the federal statutes. See Retaliation Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
- The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits retaliation against any person because that person has opposed any practices forbidden under FEHA or because that person has participated in FEHA proceedings. See Retaliation Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
- Covered employers in California are required to implement policies prohibiting retaliation. See Required Policies.
- California law prohibits immigration-related acts of retaliation. See Retaliation Related to Immigration Status/Citizenship.
- The cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco have local ordinances that allow employees to file internal complaints with the city or a department thereof for alleged retaliatory acts. See Retaliation Under Municipal Laws.