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LGBTQ+ Discrimination at Work?

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Employee Sexual Harassment Claims, Employee Title VII Claims, Title IX |

No one should be discriminated against in the workplace because of their protected characteristics; in fact, Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act state that it is unlawful to discriminate against or to take adverse action against an employee based on their protected class. One example of a protected class is sex. This class includes gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

What Constitutes Discrimination?

Discrimination occurs when an employee faces an adverse action because of their membership to a protected category.  A few examples of adverse actions are:

  • Termination
  • Demotion
  • Failure to hire or promote
  • Pay cuts

What to Do?

If you experience discrimination in your employment because of your LGBTQ+ status, you should immediately seek counsel from an expert employment attorney. To assist your attorney, it is helpful to keep a record of any discriminatory incidents, including the date, time, location, witnesses, and a description of what happened. You may also consider speaking to your Human Resources representative to notify your employer of the discrimination you have faced.  This will ensure that you have reported the incident appropriately.

You Are Not Alone

Experiencing discrimination at work can be incredibly difficult, and it is important that you are aware of your employment rights. By seeking legal support at Thatcher Zavaro & Mani, you can begin the journey of reclaiming your right to a discrimination-free workplace. Remember, you don’t have to fight discrimination alone.

Call our office at 301-441-1400 to schedule an employment law consultation with one of our expert attorneys. Follow us on: