Both Federal and California laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on an employee’s “protected characteristics.” Under California law, “protected characteristics” includes: “race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation.”

Philip A. Toomey, Employment Practice Partner with Leech Tishman, is presenting to California municipal and corporate employees on Non-Traditional Discrimination: Ageism, Transgender, and Protected Classes.

If you would like more information that outlines the factors regarding non-traditional discrimination, please contact Phil Toomey at ptoomey@leechtishman or provide the information below and we will send you a no-charge PowerPoint presentation:.


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California discrimination laws offer powerful and effective protection for employees. However, discrimination laws are constantly changing and difficult to navigate. If you think you have a discrimination case, know that strict time limits may apply and it’s best to contact a lawyer for more information. Phil can be reached at 424.738.4400 or