We Won’t Stand For Transgender Harassment Or Discrimination
Transgender people face harassment and discrimination every day just trying to live authentic lives. Suicide and homicide rates against transgender people are both staggering and unacceptable. Studies have shown that over forty percent of transgender people commit suicide. According to a study by the Human Rights Watch, at least twenty-five people were killed in the United States in 2017, just for being transgender. From 2013 to 2017, more than one hundred transgender people were murdered.
We take allegations of harassment or discrimination against transgender people very seriously. Harassment and discrimination based on someone’s transgender status are afforded the same legal protection as harassment based on a person’s sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation. These are all forms of unlawful sexual harassment under state and federal law.
Protecting Your Rights In The Face Of Transgender Discrimination
Transgender victims of harassment and discrimination have the right to be compensated for their suffering. These cases often involve substantial emotional distress, pain, suffering and lost income.
Transgender discrimination and harassment is specifically prohibited in the workplace and is a continuously expanding area of law. In two landmark cases, the EEOC recently established that sex discrimination under Title VII includes discrimination against transgender individuals and discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.
State and federal laws also protect the right of transgender persons to have access to the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers provide safe and sanitary toilet facilities.
Did You Know?
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we are proud to have recovered millions of dollars in cases of workplace harassment and discrimination against transgender people. We are currently pursuing other cases to protect the rights of transgender people and the LGBTQ community at large.
See Huffington Post article on recent transgender discrimination case handled by The Rutten Law Firm, APC
Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC, For Help
By consulting with an experienced employment law lawyer about your case of gender discrimination, you can discover the remedies that you have available to you and the rights that you are provided by federal and state employment laws. An attorney can also help you obtain compensation for any damages caused by gender discrimination.
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we will continue to fight for the rights of transgender people for as long as it takes until they no longer face discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Contact us online or call 818-308-5945 today to find out how we can help you.