A new bill has amended California Labor Code §3600 to make it illegal for employers to deny claims of an employee's injury or death occurring during the course of the employee's work when the perpetrator's motives are based on the employee's sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation. No personal relationship or personal connection can be assumed to exist between the perpetrator and the employee based only on the fact that the perpetrator injured or killed the employee due to the perpetrator's hatred of or beliefs about the victim's characteristics.