The California Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”) protects Californians from discrimination, retaliation, or harassment in employment.  California Government Code §§ 12900 – 12996.  Presently, FEHA prohibits workplace discrimination based on specified characteristics, including but not limited to, race, age, sex, or medical condition.

Beginning on January 1, 2023, FEHA will include reproductive health decision-making as a protected characteristic.  California Government Code §§ 12920, 12921, 12926, 12926, 12931, 12940, 12944, 12993.  In the future, reproductive health decisions – such as contraceptive drugs, devices, products, or medical services, and abortions – will be protected status under FEHA.  Further, employers may not require the disclosure of information relating to an applicant’s or employee’s reproductive health decision-making as a condition of employment, continued employment, or a benefit of employment.  California Government Code § 12940(o).

If you are the victim of FEHA reproductive health decision-making discrimination, contact Astanehe Law for your legal information call.  Astanehe Law has experience in protecting California employees from employment discrimination and will help you obtain justice.  Phone: (415) 226-7170.  Email: