Unruh Civil Rights Act

California‘s Unruh Civil Rights Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 51 et seq. prohibits discrimination by business establishments of every kind whatsoever, including child care providers, against all Californians no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation.

The law imposes disability anti-discrimination standards similar to, and in some cases stronger than, those that the ADA imposes. Failure by a child care program to meet the requirements of the ADA, is also a violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act. (Cal. Civ. Code §§ 51(f).)