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LGBTQ discrimination statistics are astounding. Around 20% of those who identify in the LGBTQ community report that they have faced some type of discrimination during the hiring process. 

Around 1 out of 3 people who are part of the LGBTQ community say that they have experienced some type of discrimination at some point during their jobs. Although there are several laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on both the federal level and the state level, discrimination is still very common. 

Contact us to schedule a preliminary consultation to discuss the sexual orientation discrimination that you have faced at work. Our award-winning lawyers will stand up and hold those responsible for the discrimination you have faced. 

Why should you hire Heidari law for your workplace discrimination claim?

  • When it comes to discrimination, it can take form in many different ways. This is especially true for discrimination in the workplace. Sometimes, discrimination could be so subtle that an employee does not even know they have the right to file a lawsuit. California law allows employees to file a lawsuit if they have been discriminated against, especially if they have been discriminated against for being part of the LGBTQ community.
  • Our employment lawyers work on a contingency basis, which allows us to front all the costs associated with your claim, so you don’t have to worry about paying for our attorneys. We only recover compensation, if we win compensation for you.
  • Our top-rated attorneys work tirelessly to make sure that we stay updated with all workplace labor laws and regulations to make sure that we succeed in filing a strong lawsuit in your favor.
  • Our gender and sexual orientation Irvine discrimination attorneys will gather all necessary evidence to build your strong case.

We are here to help every step of the way. We know how frustrating it can be to go through such an experience, it could even be traumatizing when it comes to LGBTQ discrimination at work. Give us a call today to schedule a one-on-one case evaluation.

What are examples of LGBTQ discrimination at work in Irvine, California?

Several different examples of discrimination exist. But, the unfortunate part is that many victims of discrimination don’t even know that they have a valid lawsuit. Many are even afraid of coming forward and speaking up against their employer for fear of retaliation. 

Our confidential consultations allow our attorneys to listen to potential claims and determine if this is a valid lawsuit and if the victim could recover compensation. Examples include:

  • Harassing the employee because of the employee’s gender identity, because they are transitioning, or because of their sexual orientation preference. Examples of harassment include verbal threats, inappropriate jokes, and physical harassment. Sometimes, this could also include sexual harassment, which could be a traumatizing experience that no person should have to live through.
  • Calling the employee derogatory names and terms because the employee identifies themselves as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Denying the employee any opportunities of being promoted to a higher position, or denying the employee opportunities for bonuses or pay raises because they identify themselves as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Not getting the job because the applicant considers themselves part of the LGBTQ community.
  • Firing the employee because they are transitioning.
  • Denying the employee any insurance benefits that they should have received for themselves or for their spouse.
  • Not paying the employee fair compensation for their position. This is best proven by comparing the employee’s compensation with compensation of similar positions.

Can my employer retaliate against me? 

There are protections in place in the event that you come forward and report the LGBTQ discrimination that you have faced at work. For example, your employer cannot retaliate against you by taking further negative action because you spoke up about unlawful workplace practices. If your employer does take negative action, you can allege a further claim against them.

When should I file my sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit?

Each state has a statute of limitations. Irvine follows California statute of limitations when it comes to filing a lawsuit in court. The statute of limitations states that if you do not file a lawsuit within this time period,  then you will lose your right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation. The statute of limitations for filing an LGBTQ discrimination lawsuit at work is 180 days from the last discriminatory incident. This is if you are to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Do I have to disclose my sexual orientation to my employer?

Under California law, an employee is not required to disclose their sexual orientation to their supervisor, manager, or employer. Further, coworkers, supervisors, and employers cannot discriminate against an employee because they identify with a specific sexual orientation. Give us a call today to set up a one-on-one case evaluation. 

Why should you report an LGBTQ discrimination incident at work?

  • Many people refrain from coming forward and reporting a discrimination incident at work because they are afraid of the repercussions. Although our attorneys understand, there are several benefits to standing up and reporting the incident.
  • You are able to seek compensation for any injuries that you have suffered from the incident. Sometimes, as a result of hate crimes at work, victims could suffer physical injuries. These injuries may result in medical expenses which could be compensated.
  • Usually, injuries could also lead to emotional distress, such as fear and anxiety. You could recover compensation under pain and suffering.
  • By reporting the incident, you are able to hold your employer responsible for their actions. 

Unfortunately, LGBTQ discrimination can oftentimes be subtle. This means that employers are aware of laws that prohibit discrimination, yet still engage in acts of discrimination. It may not be obvious or blatant, but the employee will surely feel uncomfortable. 

How much do our LGBTQ discrimination attorneys cost?

Our LGBTQ discrimination attorneys offer contingency fee arrangements with our clients. This means that our clients don’t have to pay for our attorneys upfront. Unless we win compensation for our clients, our clients owe us nothing. 

If you or a loved one has been a victim of LGBTQ discrimination at work, do not hesitate to come forward, and contact us for a confidential consultation. Unfortunately, there is no federal law that specifically states LGBTQ discrimination is unlawful. But, there are several California laws in place that protect those that belong to the LGBTQ community. 

Irvine LGBTQ Discrimination Lawyers 

Our top-rated Irvine attorneys have decades of experience making sure that employers are held accountable for their actions. This means making sure employers do not discriminate against their employees, and there is a safe workplace environment where all employees feel comfortable. No employee should have to work in a hostile work environment.