Combatting LGBT+ Employment Discrimination

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In California, discrimination based on sexual orientation is an illegal act that undermines the principles of equality and respect in the workplace. California law, through the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), clearly prohibits discriminating against employees based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation.

At Lipeles Law Group, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights and justice of all workers, ensuring an inclusive and respectful work environment.


What is sexual orientation discrimination?

Sexual orientation discrimination includes any unfavorable treatment towards a person because of their attraction to individuals of the same sex, opposite sex, or both sexes. This can manifest in various ways in the workplace, including:

  • Denial of opportunities: Such as refusing to hire or promote someone because they are in a same-sex relationship.
  • Unequal pay: Paying LGBTQ+ employees less than other employees in equivalent positions.
  • Hostile environment: Allowing LGBTQ+ employees to be harassed or discriminated against.


How to address discrimination

If you are facing sexual orientation discrimination at work, it is crucial to know the available courses of action:

Document: Record all discrimination incidents, including dates, details, and potential witnesses.

Report: Inform human resources or your immediate supervisor. If the company does not take action, legal intervention may be necessary.

Legal consultation: Contact Lipeles Law Group for an evaluation of your case. Our attorneys can provide the necessary guidance to defend your rights.


Lipeles Law Group: Your ally

At Lipeles Law Group, we understand the negative impact that sexual orientation discrimination can have on your professional and personal life. Our team of attorneys is here to help you navigate the legal system and obtain the justice you deserve. Don’t let discrimination define your work experience.

Don’t suffer in silence. If you have been a victim of sexual orientation discrimination at work or know someone who has, contact us at Lipeles Law Group. We are here to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair and respectful treatment. Call us today for a consultation.

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