Everyone deserves equal treatment in the workplace. If you feel that your employer has treated you unjustly based on your sexual orientation, you have the right to take action. Our Los Angeles discrimination attorney at Alan Burton Newman, PLC has represented clients in workplace litigation for more than 30 years, even handling high profile discrimination cases. In this time, he has recovered millions of dollars on our clients' behalf. You can retain our firm with confidence that we are capable of representing you in the toughest cases.
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing recently amended The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to provide legal protection in the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Because of this change, LGBT employees now have the right to litigate against their employer, coworkers, or educational facility after experiencing sexual orientation harassment and / or discrimination.
Actions that can constitute workplace discrimination include:
To file a claim for workplace inequality, you must prove that that the harassment you experienced was severe and pervasive—that is to say, you must demonstrate that you were treated differently because of your sexual orientation. This is the same evidence that must be provided by straight men and women who have suffered sexual harassment and discrimination at work. If you work with us, we can help you verify your claims and work toward an appropriate settlement or verdict. Visit our common questions page to learn more and discover whether you have a case.
You are legally protected from employer retaliation after filing an employment discrimination claim. To receive such protection, you do not have to prove your complaint was true, but only that it was made in good faith and was reasonable under the circumstances. Knowing that your employer will not be able to fire you or restrict your benefits on account of a claim enables you to take the action you are entitled to without fear.
These are some facts you should know about gay rights in the United States:
In the United States, studies suggest that many transgender and gay people have been the victims of discrimination at work.
Here are some statistics about workplace discrimination / harassment against gay people:
When considering an attorney to handle your discrimination claim, the Los Angeles employment lawyer at our firm stands out among others on account of his experience and reputation. Mr. Newman is one of the relatively few attorneys in California who has actually filed lawsuits for the benefit of LGBT individuals. He has extensive experience in harassment and discrimination cases and has been a passionate advocate for employee and student rights. In fact, one of his most recent cases has led to important changes in state laws.
As a victim of discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation, you need to work with a legal team that understands your situation and can meet your legal needs with professionalism. Our firm offers free consultations so you can speak with our LA employment attorney before you choose to work with us; and we work on a contingency fee basis so you can retain us without risking your financial well-being.
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