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Under what bases are employees protected under State or Federal law?


State and Federal law prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of the following categories:

• Age
• Civil union/domestic partners
• Citizenship
• Disability/handicap (physical or mental)
• Family status
• Gender identity
• Genetic information
• Marital status
• National origin/ancestry
• Pregnancy
• Protected complaints/activity
• Protected leave
• Race/color
• Religion/creed
• Sex/gender
• Sexual orientation
• Veteran status/military status

The Law Offices of Payab & Associates is a Los Angeles based law firm with more than 17 years of experience in employment cases. Our office has successfully litigated many complex disputes including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, wage and labor disputes, and retaliation cases.

If you or anyone you know has been discriminated or harassed based on these protected statuses, contact the Law Offices of Payab & Associates @ (800) 401-4466 or visit