California Expands Workplace Law By Clarifying Gender Classification

A new California employment law expands the protections under California’s FEHA by clarifying that the gender classification in both FEHA and the Unruh Civil Rights act include both gender identity and gender expression as protected categories. Gender expression is defined under the statute as a person’s gender related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with a person’s assigned sex at birth. Employers are well advised to review employee handbooks to reference these new classifications. See also Government Code 12949,

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