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LGBTQ Discrimination Attorney in California

LGBTQ Discrimination in California

According to the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, 15-43% of employees who are member of the LGBTQ community say they have experienced some type of discrimination while on the job. Up to 17% of these employees have reported being fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and the majority of those surveyed said they were verbally or physically abused.

Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is a serious offense and forbidden under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

If you are facing discrimination as a member of the LGBTQ community, Contact Soho Law for a case review and our team will provide a custom strategy for your case. Contact our discrimination law legal team at Soho Law now! Call us now at 310-803-9560 for a FREE CONSULTATION

What is LGBTQ Discrimination?

LGBTQ discrimination at a workplace refers to an employee or job applicant being treated differently—and often less favorably—because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Additionally, employees who are member of the LGBTQ community may face harassment and retaliation at the workplace, along with denial of Family and Medical Leave.

If you are a victim of such discriminatory acts, contact an experienced employment attorney now!

What are Some Examples of LGBTQ Discrimination?

  • Being harassed by your employer or co-workers based on your sexual preference or gender identity
  • Hearing derogatory comments about homosexual, bisexual, or transgender individuals
  • Being denied a promotion based on your sexual preference or gender identity
  • Being treated differently by your manager, especially after they discover your sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Being denied insurance or other work benefits because of your sexual orientation or gender identity

Your Rights in California When Facing Discrimination

As an LGBTQ employee, you are protected from discrimination and harassment at the workplace by state and federal laws. Some of the major laws are listed below:

  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • California Department of Managed Health Care regulations

 

Under both FEHA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you cannot be fired, demoted, harassed, or discriminated against based on your sexual orientation or gender identity. This law applies to companies with at least five employees and may have some exceptions for religious entities.

Contact a Discrimination Attorney in California Now!

If you or a loved one is facing discrimination or harassment as a member of the LGBTQ community, your employers must be held accountable. As an employee, your rights are protected by federal and state laws and you must take legal action immediately.

At Soho Law, we care for your rights as an employee and hold employers accountable for any form of discrimination. With offices in California and New York, we work tirelessly and fight for your rights as an employee. Call us now at 310-803-9560 or click here to fill our contact form for a FREE CONSULTATION.