An individual’s classification as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) has historically been a source of discrimination and harassment. It is wonderful to know that millions of people across the United States have begun to accept the LGBT community as fellow human beings, and not people that should be outcasts to society, but there is still a long way to go. At Nassiri Law Group, our dedicated and skilled Orange County Employment Law Attorneys have enabled many LGBT employees to receive the compensation and benefits they deserve for being discriminated against in the workplace. Despite progress in society for the acceptance of all individuals as equals, some employers will continue to have such practices in the workplace.LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace can Occur in a Variety of Ways
Individuals who are part of the LGBT community are a protected class under California law. As such, these individuals should be free from workplace discrimination based on their identity as an LGBT individual. LGBT discrimination occurs all too frequently, and can present itself in ways including, but not limited to, the following:
- Comments, jokes, and derogatory conduct based on one’s sexual preference (harassment and mental abuse);
- Physical abuse based on one’s sexual preference;
- Unequal pay for one’s identity as an LGBT individual;
- Failure to be hired or obtain a promotion based one one’s identity as an LGBT individual; and
- Wrongful termination based on LGBT discrimination.
It is very difficult for Orange County employees to have a full understanding of both state and federal employment laws simply because they have never had to deal with an employment law issue in the first place. Most attorneys that work in fields aside from employment law know just about as much as any lay person. It takes the assistance of an attorney who specifically deals with employment law matters such as LGBT discrimination to help you resolve your legal matter in the most reasonable way possible.
Employers and co-workers should not get away with LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Victims of such discrimination face a host of negative consequences through no fault of their own, including, but not limited to, emotional harm that may require medical or professional intervention, physical harm, the inability to continue working at the same job, and difficulties obtaining alternative employment. LGBT discrimination isn’t just making a snide remark. It is something that has a domino effect. A comment leads to a hostile work environment, which then leads to the potential termination of one’s employment, among many other unnecessary results. You need someone who will seek to hold the responsible party accountable for what has been done to you.Contact the Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group Today
One’s sexual identity should never be a factor considered in the workplace. Whether an individual is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) has nothing to do with that person’s ability to perform a job. The LGBT community has strongly advocated for fair treatment in the workplace, and although many employers have placed an emphasis on fair treatment, there are still numerous Orange County employers or co-workers who have not moved forward in society as being accepting of others. The Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group provide a wide variety of employment law services to clients from Orange County as well as other parts of California. LGBT discrimination is much more prevalent than it should be, and victims of such discrimination should fight to protect their rights. With the assistance of our highly skilled and experienced Employment Law Lawyers, you will have the guidance and support you need to reach a fair and reasonable result. To schedule your free consultation to speak with one of our attorneys, contact Nassiri Law Group today by calling (949) 375-4734.