Any person who shall willfully resist, prevent, impede, or interfere with any member of the department or the council or any of its agents or employees in the performance of duties pursuant to the provisions of this part relating to employment discrimination, or who shall in any manner willfully violate an order of the court relating to such matter, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail, not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 54. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012. Operative January 1, 2013, by Sec. 140 of Ch. 46.)

Terms Used In California Government Code 12975

  • Council: means the Fair Employment and Housing Council and "council member" means a member of the council. See California Government Code 19878
  • Department: means the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. See California Government Code 19878
  • Discrimination: includes refusal to sell, rent, or lease housing accommodations. See California Government Code 19880.1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, limited liability companies, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, and receivers or other fiduciaries. See California Government Code 19878