The ability to perform essential job functions does not rest on a person’s heterosexuality or homosexuality. Culture and society in California and the United States is progressing (some locations and industries more than others), but discrimination and harassment in the workplace may still manifest in several different forms at any company.
Discrimination may not be immediately noticeable, but different forms of it may create significant barriers for certain individuals or groups. You may have noticed certain signs such as unreasonable exclusion from certain activities, unexplained wage discrepancies, wrongful termination of openly gay workers, retaliation against homosexual workers, and other overt or veiled actions of discrimination.
Harassment in the workplace may involve offensive actions, threats or words toward those who are the subject of discrimination, hostility or unwelcome conduct. It may make you feel unsafe, uncomfortable or singled out negatively. You do not have to put up with it.
At The Law Offices of Laura J. Farris, our Carlsbad sexual orientation discrimination attorneys can help you determine if actions or words that raise even the slightest suspicion to you are in fact discriminatory or harassing. It is important to take the first step toward protection and recovery by consulting with an experienced attorney. Laura J. Farris has been practicing employment law in California since 1993, and she has dedicated her law firm to the exclusive practice of representing employees only throughout her entire career in employment law cases.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. We provide each of our clients with personalized and responsive service, and we will keep you informed and involved throughout your case.
In 2010, the Department of Labor amended the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to allow same-sex couples to take family medical leave to care for their or their partners’ ill child. However, same-sex couples may still be discriminated against or harassed in the workplace in other ways despite the legality of same-sex marriage in California.
We have represented the rights of employees in cases against some of the largest employers in the nation. Discriminatory and harassing situations and/or practices can arise in any organization. Our attorneys have built influential and successful cases against small, medium and large businesses, including national and global companies as well as government entities.
Our meetings and consultations are confidential. Following an initial discussion of your case, we will present the legal options you have in pursuing recovery and compensation for the adversity and/or suffering you have faced, including physical and emotional distress and financial loss.
Call us today at 760-729-0152, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.