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Los Angeles Sexual Orientation & Transgender Discrimination Attorney

All too often, employees face discrimination in the workplace based on their sexual orientation or transgender status. While there are currently no federal protections in place for workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, the state of California does prohibit this type of discrimination. At Rise Law Firm, our Los Angeles sexual orientation and transgender discrimination attorneys are ready to get to work on your behalf.

Why choose Rise Law Firm for this case?

After experiencing discrimination of this type, you need an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally. At Rise Law Firm, we are ready to take your case.

  • We are dedicated to excellence, and our attorneys are amongst the most successful and experienced in the state of California.
  • We are devoted to representing and fighting for individuals who have experienced discrimination by their current performer employers. We have secured millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of clients.
  • We take all employment discrimination cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients pay no upfront costs for their case. We only collect legal fees after we secure the compensation our clients deserve.

How will an attorney help?

A person who has experienced this type of discrimination in the workplace often does not have the resources necessary to prove what happened. A skilled discrimination attorney work through the courts to obtain all documentation necessary to prove what happened. An attorney will speak to everybody involved and take depositions under oath to prove discrimination. Importantly, an attorney will handle negotiations with an employer to secure the compensation their client is entitled to.

Understanding discrimination based on orientation and transgender status

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), individuals are protected from illegal discrimination by their employers based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. While federal law may not offer these protections, state law takes these issues very seriously and holds employers responsible.

Employment discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or transgender status can be obvious, but it may also be subtle and hard to recognize. Some examples of how this discrimination may occur include the following:

  • Failure to hire or withdrawing a job offer after discovering a person is a member of the LGBTQ+ community or involved in a relationship with a person in the community.
  • Terminating an employee because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Failing to promote an employee because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Paying an LGBTQ+ employee less than other employees who perform “substantially similar work.”

State law also protects employees from harassment in the workplace, such as abusive behavior, threats, or repeated offensive jokes related to a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Can you get compensation in these cases?

If you or somebody you love has been discriminated against in the workplace due to sexual orientation or transgender status, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Rise Law Firm, our compassionate and experienced team is ready to get to work investigating every aspect of your claim in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include the following:

  • Reinstatement to your job or applicable promotions
  • Back pay and front pay
  • Any benefits you were not afforded
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Possible punitive damages against the employer

If you need a Los Angeles sexual orientation and transgender discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-728-6588.