Employees are protected from harassment and discrimination based upon sexual orientation in the workplace under California law as incorporated in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Students and teachers are protected under California law as incorporated in the California Educational Code.
Getting these laws in place has been long struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The FEHA now places them on equal footing with the rest of the population, shielding them from harmful and belittling activity based on their orientation.
Further, this law protects their rights against retaliation for bringing their complaint against the employer or the school. The complainant does not have to prove his or her complaint for discrimination and/or harassment based on sexual orientation but only that it was made in good faith and was reasonable under the circumstances.
The investigation of the complaint must be made respecting the privacy of the individual. With good legal representation, there should be little fear of coming forward. With this in mind, it is of vital importance that you choose to work with a sexual harassment lawyer who is experienced in, and equipped to handle, such claims.
Looking for a discrimination or harassment attorney?
Relatively few attorneys in California have actually brought lawsuits under the FEHA and the California Educational Code for the benefit of individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. One such employment attorney, who has 40 years of experiences and are graduate of Harvard Law School, is Mr. Alan Burton Newman. Contact Alan Burton Newman, PLC today for a free consultation.