California has a clear public policy against discrimination also prohibits discrimination based on perception, accurate or not.
California Government Code §12926(o) states:
“Race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status” includes a perception that the person has any of those characteristics or that the person is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
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