2012 California Codes
GOV - Government Code
TITLE 2 - GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]
DIVISION 3 - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
PART 2.8 - DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING
CHAPTER 3 - Findings and Declarations of Policy
Section 12920


CA Govt Code § 12920 (through 2013 Leg Sess) What's This?
  

It is hereby declared as the public policy of this state that it is necessary to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination or abridgment on account of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation.

It is recognized that the practice of denying employment opportunity and discriminating in the terms of employment for these reasons foments domestic strife and unrest, deprives the state of the fullest utilization of its capacities for development and advancement, and substantially and adversely affects the interests of employees, employers, and the public in general.

Further, the practice of discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability, or genetic information in housing accommodations is declared to be against public policy.

It is the purpose of this part to provide effective remedies that will eliminate these discriminatory practices.

This part shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the state for the protection of the welfare, health, and peace of the people of this state.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 719, Sec. 12.5. Effective January 1, 2012.)

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