CA law prohibits discrimination in the workplace and you do have a legal remedy. You will want to file a formal complaint with the CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleging discrimination. You must first make an appointment with the Department to be interviewed, either over the phone or at a local DFEH office. You may call the DFEH at(NNN) NNN-NNNN or apply on line by using the Department’s "Online Appointment System." The system will guide you through questions to determine whether an appointment is right for you.
After you file the complaint, your employer will be prohibited from any retaliatory action against you. The DFEH will investigate your claim, and after the filing of the complaint you may ask for a "right to sue letter". The EEOC will issue you the letter which gives you the right to institute a private civil action against your employer and seek monetary damages.
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