Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace involves an adverse employment action by an employer because of the applicant or employee's sexual orientation.

Sexual orientation involves an individual's inclination toward homosexuality, heterosexuality or bisexuality by persons who identify as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender/transsexual.

Sexual orientation is not universally protected under federal and state laws, but California law protects heterosexuals, gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender/transsexuals from sexual orientation discrimination. It further protects transsexuals and transgender persons from discrimination.

A complex interaction of federal, state and local statutes creates confusing filing requirements, deadlines and procedures which must be strictly followed before moving forward with a discrimination claim.

If your employer has treated you adversely, you may feel lost and unsure about whether or not you are protected under the law. Contact Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP, today for a free consultation. Our experienced employment attorneys will evaluate your options under the law and can help you to obtain the most complete relief possible.