LGBT Discrimination Protection

California laws protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees from suffering from the insensitivity that some employers deliver through LGBT rights discrimination.

In California, you have the same rights as everyone else to be free from mistreatment both in words or actions based upon your sexual identity, preferences and your beliefs.

California law protects you while you are work if you are gay, bi-sexual, or transgender from being denied equal opportunity, equal pay, equal access to training and from being treated differently because of who you are.

California Protection under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

California law protects men and women who live a life of same sex sexual orientation from being bullied or harassed because of their sexual identity.

California law defines those persons who are protected from sexual harassment as:

“Sex” also includes, but is not limited to, a person’s gender. “Gender” means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression. “Gender expression” means a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.

As the law defines it in California: “Sexual orientation” means heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.

The Attorneys at the Law Offices of Maryann Gallagher are ready to listen to you and to help you or someone you love to stand up against harassment and discrimination. We will take the steps necessary to hold your employer accountable if you have been mistreated because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. You should not have to suffer. You should not be denied opportunities. Please let us help you.

There are a number of remedies available to employees who are found to have been subjected to LGBT harassment or retaliation, or both at work. You may be entitled to receive your loss of wages, any promotions, bonuses or raises you were denied, the benefits you may have lost. You may also be entitled to recover for the emotional toll that the harassment and retaliation had on you.

You do not have to feel you are alone. We are here to help you. We are just a phone call away.

Call The Law Offices of Maryann Gallagher at 213-626-1810, or email us here.

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