Woodland Hills Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyers
Caring & Aggressive Assistance for those in Hostile Workplaces
Discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, as harassment. It falls under the definition of discrimination based on gender stereotypes and the romantic relationships one chooses to engage in. These cases are defined under sex discrimination legal claims and are relatively new to the court system.
LGBTQ employees have rights, and they deserve the ability to protect them. If you are facing this type of discrimination, seek qualified representation from a Woodland Hills sexual orientation discrimination attorney. Our lawyers are familiar with this emerging area of the law and can help protect you from discrimination in the workplace.
Call the Law Office of Payab & Associates at (818) 918-5522 to discuss your situation with our skilled team.
Rights and Protections for LGBTQ Workers
The State of California prohibits discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation. Additionally, the Supreme Court recently clarified protections under federal law for LGBTQ employees in the United States. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. However, local employment laws may vary based on your company’s policies and the location of your company.
In general, discrimination laws provide the following for LGBTQ employees:
- A workplace free from harassment or sexual harassment
- Equal opportunity based on job performance
- Protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity
- Emotional distress due to negligence or intentional harassment
- Protection from physical assault
- Protection from defamation or invasion of privacy
- Protection from wrongful termination
Employment discrimination based on sexual orientation can come in many forms. Even if you recognize discrimination, you may feel powerless to change your situation. However, if you are dealing with sexual orientation discrimination, you deserve the chance to fight for your rights.
If you believe you have a case for discrimination, it is important to get in touch with an attorney. At our law firm, we can look over the details of your case, providing legal advice and representation when necessary. We will work to protect your rights and best interests, recovering the compensation and justice you deserve.
Call (818) 918-5522 for a Free, Confidential Consultation
Are you being treated differently based on your sexual orientation or how your employers or co-workers perceive your sexual orientation? Turn to the Woodland Hills employment lawyers at the Law Office of Payab & Associates. We represent all types of employees facing harassment in the workplace and illegal practices and will fight on your behalf.
Contact us today to schedule a complimentary case consultation. We can be reached at (818) 918-5522.