In a work organization, LGBT Discrimination can be seen even at the top levels of management in the organizations. Employers should be concerned with the qualification and ability of a person to take up a job or perform certain duties. Similar to most of the discrimination issues at a workplace, the sexual orientation of a person cannot be used to discriminate an employee. Whether a person is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the sexual orientation of a person does not determine the ability or inability of a person to perform his/her duties at work.
It has been observed that a number of organizations, especially the police and fire departments are supposed to be socially conservative and are not ready to accept easily people who according to them have different sexual orientation. Individuals who testify against LGBT discrimination are also shunned at work and they face retaliation from others. People belonging to the LGBT community are also victims of sexual harassment at their workplace.
LGBT Discrimination at the workplace:
LGBT discrimination law is applicable to an employee who has been a victim of an “adverse employment action” because of his/her sexual orientation. An adverse employment action is an action which has huge impact on the working conditions of employment, like:
- Termination of employee because of his sexual orientation
- Not hired after knowing about the candidates sexual orientation
- Withdrawing a job offer after knowing about the candidates sexual orientation
- Not offering a promotion to an LGBT employee and handing it over to someone who is less qualified
- Discrimination in the pay structure or company benefits
- Keeping the LGBT employee away from team lunches, management retreats etc.
The Californian law can only be imposed if the employees can prove that they were victims of adverse employment action because of their LGBT status. (Sexual orientation)
California Law against LGBT discrimination:
The California law has strong laws against LGBT discrimination at workplaces. The law protects the rights of the LGBT community. The Californian LGBT discrimination laws are more stringent and in favour of the LGBT employees as compared to the federal laws.
If you or your family member has been a victim of LGBT discrimination, do not hesitate contact our team of experienced employment discrimination lawyers at Khashan Law for a free, confidential consultation.
We have successfully represented members of the LGBT community who have been victims of harassment or wrongful termination because of their sexual orientation. If your employer has treated you unfairly because of your LGBT status, we are here to help you. Contact us at (951) 461-2387 to file a LGBT discrimination case against your employer.
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