Sexual Orientation & Discrimination
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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 justice. Our Los Angeles discrimination attorney Alan Burton Newman, PLC has represented clients in workplace litigation for more than 35 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 will fight for the best possible outcome of your case.
Your Rights Under the Fair Employment & Housing Act
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 discrimination.
Actions that can constitute workplace discrimination include:
- Refusing to hire a person because of their sexual orientation
- Preventing equal access to training or benefits
- Failing to take steps to prevent discrimination
- Firing an employee because of sexual orientation
How Do I Prove Workplace Harassment or Discrimination?
To file a claim for workplace inequality, you must prove 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. 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.
Protection from Retaliation
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—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 because of a claim enables you to take the action you are entitled to without fear.
Three Facts You Should Know About Gay Rights in the United States
These are some facts you should know about gay rights in the United States:
- Same-sex marriage was recognized by 37 states before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was a constitutionally recognized practice in 2013.
- The Matthew Shepard Act outlaws orientation-based hate crimes and was approved by the United States Senate in 2009.
- The Employment Nondiscrimination Act was passed by Congress in 2007 and outlaws workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Statistics About Sexual Orientation Discrimination at Work
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 those in the LGBT community:
- 1 out of 4 LGBT employees have reported discrimination at work.
- 27 percent of transgender individuals have reported experiencing discrimination at their job.
- More than three-quarters of LGBT workers take steps to avoid discrimination at their job.
Protecting the Rights of the People, One Case at a Time
When considering an attorney to handle your discrimination claim, the Los Angeles lawyer at our firm stands out among others because of his experience and reputation. He has extensive experience with harassment and discrimination cases and has been a passionate advocate for employee and student rights. Our firm is a pioneer in employment law, and our attorney has the victories to prove it!
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 and confidential consultations so you can speak with our attorney before you choose to work with us. We work on contingency fees so you do not pay anything unless we win results!
Call us today at (310) 986-2792 to set up your initial meeting with our seasoned litigator.
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