Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Harassment Lawyers
Under California law, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against employees or job applicants because of his or her sexual orientation. California law protects heterosexuals, homosexuals and bisexuals from sexual orientation discrimination. It also protects transsexuals and transgender individuals from discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
If you have been demoted, passed over for a job you are qualified for, or terminated because of your sexual orientation, you must contact a sexual orientation discrimination attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm immediately. Our experienced sexual orientation lawyers will evaluate your situation and help you recover damages from your employer or former employer.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Discrimination Law in California
Gender can be hard to distinguish from sexual orientation because of society's expectations of how a man or woman should behave. Gender does not necessarily refer to a a person's sexual orientation. It refers to the behavioral and psychological traits associated with a particular sex based on societal norms, expectations and standards. Individuals who become the victim of sexual orientation discrimination or sexual harassment often end up working in a hostile environment that does not tolerate those of a particular sexual orientation.
Any adverse action taken against an employee based on their sexual orientation is unlawful, and the employee has the right to file against the employer or harasser.
Employees who are unlawfully terminated or harassed may be able to recover the following types of damages:
- Lost wages and employee benefits
- Future lost wages and employee benefits
- Damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Attorney's fees
Perceived Sexual Orientation
In the state of California, It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of perceived sexual orientation of an employee. If the employer believes that the employee or job applicant is bisexual, homosexual or transgender, they are not allowed to make any type of inference or decisions based on this perception.
Even though gay and lesbian rights to a harassment-free workplace are protected under California law, discrimination and abuse are still prevalent in many workplace environments. If you believe your rights as an employee have been violated, or you have become the victim of sexual orientation harassment or discrimination in the workplace, contact an experienced sexual orientation harassment lawyer at The Nourmand Law Firm as soon as possible. Your sexual orientation harassment attorney will evaluate your case and help you file a lawsuit against your employer or former employer so that you can recover the damages you have incurred.
Contact a sexual orientation discrimination attorney at The Nourmand Law Firm today and get the representation you deserve. We can help with all types of workplace harassment cases, and will aggressively fight for your rights.