Experienced Legal Advocacy In Cases Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination
While the LGBTQIA community has gained acceptance and public support in recent decades, the progress has not been uniform, and some important legal protections are still lacking. For instance, there is no federal law explicitly banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Thankfully for workers in California, the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or applicant based his or her sexual orientation. The discrimination is also illegal if it is based on a perceived sexual orientation.
If you’ve been fired or faced other adverse employment actions because of your sexual orientation, contact Employee Justice Legal Group PC today. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and legal options for seeking justice and compensation.
Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation Takes Many Forms
The following would all be clear examples of sexual orientation discrimination:
- Your employer fires you because you are (or are presumed to be) gay, lesbian or bisexual
- Your employer assigns you inferior duties because of your sexual orientation, or your perceived sexual orientation
- You are paid less than a coworker who has the same job responsibilities and qualifications, and the only difference is your actual or perceived sexual orientation
- You are not hired by an employer because of your actual or perceived sexual orientation
This is by no means an exhaustive list. Additionally, there is often considerable overlap between discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. If you are unsure whether you have an actionable claim, please contact our firm to discuss your concerns during a free consultation.
A Firm With A Reputation For Results
Taking legal action can be scary – especially when you are unsure of your chances of success. While no attorney can guarantee results, a law firm’s track record is an important consideration when deciding who to hire.
With over a dozen experienced trial attorneys on staff, our firm has secured many high-profile judgments and settlements on behalf of wronged employees. Compensation amounts in some cases are in the millions or tens of millions of dollars. We fight hard for our clients, and we will fight just as hard for you.
Take The First Step Toward Restoring Justice – Contact Us Today
Do you know or think you have been discriminated against based on your sexual orientation? Contact Employee Justice Legal Group PC to tell us your story during a free initial consultation. Our office is located in Los Angeles, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas of California.