Sexual Orientation Discrimination
California law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, including discrimination against an employee on the basis of the employee’s perceived sexual orientation. Employees who are the victims of sexual orientation discrimination may be able to recover lost past and future wages, emotional distress damages and punitive damages in employment litigation.
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, our experienced employment law attorneys provide representation to the victims of sexual orientation discrimination throughout Los Angeles. We strongly believe in protecting the rights of persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, transgender status, etc., as persons of varying sexual orientations and gender identities often face workplace harassment and discrimination on this basis. Our lawyers are committed to the idea that no employee should have to feel unsafe or unsecure at work, and we aggressively pursue claims of discrimination for our clients.
Protection For Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Sexual orientation laws in the state of California protect heterosexuals, homosexuals and bisexuals from discrimination, as well as transsexual and transgender persons. Simply put, a person’s gender identity and sexual orientation are not relevant in the workplace. Nonetheless, we have seen the lives and careers of good employees suffer at the hands of the intolerant. At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we are committed to correcting these types of wrongs.
While laws against sexual orientation and gender orientation discrimination are fairly new, these cases offer the same types of potential court recovery as more typical gender discrimination cases. In many cases, other employment laws are also violated in conjunction with the sexual orientation discrimination and compensation may be pursued based upon these laws.
Did You Know?
California has prohibited discrimination against transgender and gender nonconforming people in housing and employment since 2004 and in public accommodations since 2005. The Gender Nondiscrimination Act took effect on January 1, 2012, and clarifies existing legal protections by making gender identity and gender expression their own protected categories in specified nondiscrimination laws.
Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC, For Help
If you believe that you have been discriminated against or are the victim of wrongful termination that is based on your sexual orientation, or your gender identity or expression, you need to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Call The Rutten Law Firm, APC, today at 818-308-5945, or contact us online, to learn about your rights under California employment law. We offer free initial consultations and take employment law cases on a contingency basis.