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Many members of the LGBT community go through their entire lives facing prejudice or discrimination of some type. If this happens within the workplace, you have a legal right to fight back.
Wherever you work, you are entitled to go about your job within a safe environment, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender, or Trans status. This is mandated within the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and later reinforced in 2012 by the Title VII clarification ruling of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which states that gender identity-based discrimination in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination.
Despite societal progress, the LGBTQ+ community continues to experience discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Discrimination toward members of the LGBTQ+ community breeds an uncomfortable work environment. Although this is a global issue, California is among the few states that provides strong protection for members of the LGBT community and regards discrimination as unlawful.
Here in California, state-level protection is offered to all employees (whether federal or private sector) when it comes to the right to work without fear of discrimination and harassment, and if you find yourself in this position, Walker Law can help. We are experts in LGBT law, so if you feel that you have been discriminated against because of your gender identity or sexual identity, contact us now to find out more.
Being treated unfairly by an employer as a member of the community is referred to as LGBTQ+ discrimination. Such unfair treatment may be overt or covert but nevertheless, it provides an uncomfortable and hostile environment for the employee. The following are clear examples of harassment and discrimination experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community within their workplace:
LGBTQ+ discrimination is regarded as unlawful on both the federal and state level. In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that Title VII, the bases of federal anti-discrimination laws, should also provide protections against LGBTQ+ discrimination. These protections extend to discrimination received in the workplace.
On a state level, California is among one of the progressive states in the US that supports the prohibition of LGBT discrimination within the workplace. California has anti-discrimination laws that protect the LGBTQ+ community such as California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, which protects members from both housing and employment discrimination.
LGBT discrimination can be either overt or subtle, and can of course make your working environment extremely hostile and uncomfortable, as well as having a potentially significant impact on the rest of your life as well as your career.
Whether you have faced workplace harassment, have been denied a position or wrongfully dismissed due to your sexual orientation or gender identity, you don’t just have to tolerate it and move on. You have the ability to seek recourse for discriminatory treatment, harassment, and other manifestations of hostile or disadvantageous working environments that result from your LGBT status.
At Walker Law we approach all LGBT discrimination cases in San Diego with care, diligence, and dedication. We respect your privacy and will work hard to ensure your case gets handled properly.
Walker Law offers a totally free, no obligation initial consultation in order to evaluate your potential case. We can assist with all types of LGBT discrimination and harassment cases, including the following:
These are just a few examples of many potential scenarios; if any of them reflect your position or if you feel you have been discriminated against in another way, contact Walker Law today for a free, no obligation initial consultation and supportive advice.
At Walker Law Firm, we believe that every individual should be granted equal rights and a comfortable environment regardless of their gender identity and sexual orientation. We believe that your performance and capabilities should be the basis of your success at work, which is why we are determined to protect your rights.
If you have ever experienced discrimination at work because of your gender identity and sexual orientation, contact our San Diego LGBT Discrimination lawyers today. At Walker Law, our attorneys are prepared to fight for you. Call today for your free consultation.