FAMILY CODE SECTION 5290
5290. No employer shall use an assignment order authorized by this
chapter as grounds for refusing to hire a person, or for discharging,
taking disciplinary action against, denying a promotion to, or for
taking any other action adversely affecting the terms and conditions
of employment of, an employee. An employer who engages in the conduct
prohibited by this section may be assessed a civil penalty of a
maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).