It is common knowledge in the legal profession that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects employees in California and the rest of the country from workplace discrimination. Employers are banned from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, sex, national origin, color of skin, or religion.
Some smaller companies with fewer than 15 employees might not be subject to the law. However, the law is binding on organizations employing more than 15 workers, including local, state or federal governments. Still discrimination does occur in all sectors and across the spectrum of barred categories resulting in unfair disciplinary action and blocked promotions.