When an employee is harassed, retaliated against, or mistreated due to their sexual orientation, they are victims of discrimination based on their sexual preference. Spielberger Law Group represents employees involved in sexual orientation discrimination cases even though federal and local laws may not explicitly protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) created guidelines for federal civilian employees and prohibits such employees from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of religion, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or marital status and from discriminating against applicants or employees based on conduct which does not affect the performance of an applicant or employee unfavorably or negatively. Discrimination based on conduct involves discrimination based on sexual orientation as determined by The Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Time is of the essence when pursuing sexual orientation discrimination claims, and it is strongly advised to contact an employment attorney if your employer fails to act for resolution. Because the statute of limitations varies by state, it is important to seek legal counsel as quickly as possible.
The law forbids discriminatory behavior when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII. For more information about LGBT-related sex discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination claims, visit EEOC.gov.
The above is intended as a general guide to better understand potential claims against employers with respect to sexual orientation discrimination. Your claims may be time sensitive and we encourage you to complete our free case evaluation request to increase the chance of meeting deadlines for filing your claim. Employment attorneys at Spielberger Law Group are passionate about employment law and are true advocates of employees whose rights have been violated.
Once you’ve completed our free case evaluation form, an employment lawyer licensed to practice employment law in your state will review your statements and you will be contacted by our firm after determining whether you have claims to pursue. Do not miss your opportunity to bring justice to your workplace, contact us today for the chance to receive the best recovery possible.