Family Issues | Family Status Discrimination
What is Family Issues, Family Status discrimination?
As with marital status, an individual’s family status – married/unmarried, current/future parent – is protected under California and federal employment law. An employee cannot be treated differently because of his/her marital status or family issues; to do so is family status discrimination.
How does Family Status discrimination occur?
These discriminatory practices can begin with illegal questioning of a job applicant. It is illegal to ask a potential employee questions that would point to marital status or family issues. Questions such as, “Are you married?” “Do you have a family?” “What is your maiden name?” “Are you pregnant?” or “Do you plan to have a family?” are in violation of the law and can be used for a lawsuit.
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