Oakland Sexual Orientation & LGBT Discrimination Lawyer
Your Employer Cannot Discriminate Against You Because of Your Sexual Orientation
Much has changed for the better when it comes to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) individuals and this positive trend has also spilled over into employment because of specific laws that protect employees due to their sexual orientation.
If you are a victim of sexual orientation discrimination or harassment, the law is on your side. You can take legal action against your employer to right this wrong.
Discrimination against LGBT individuals is any action that specifically denies opportunities, privileges, or rewards to a person (or a group) because of their sexual orientation. This discrimination often lies beneath the surface and is evidenced by a reluctance to hire LGBT people (e.g., through selection criteria or interview processes that are designed to disfavor them), and may take the form of lower salaries than equally qualified people, differing evaluation criteria, and lower chances of promotion.
Harassment based on sexual orientation usually takes the form of unwanted, inappropriate, or insulting comments or jokes directed at you or any other LGBT person. It can also involve unwanted physical contact or even sexual assault.
The Law Is on Your Side. So Are We.
Discrimination and harassment based on a person’s sexual orientation is illegal. If you are a victim of sexual orientation discrimination or harassment, the law is on your side. You can take legal action against your employer to right this wrong. Venardi Zurada LLP is a law firm serving California. We are experienced and effective attorneys who work on a contingency basis meaning that you do not pay us until we recover money for you. We offer free consultations to evaluate whether or not you have a legal claim for sexual orientation discrimination or harassment.
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If you are an employee who feels their rights have been violated, or you need help negotiating or reviewing your employee contract, please call to speak to one of our expert Oakland employment & discrimination lawyers at 925-937-3900 or submit our form.