In 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace can take many forms, from hiring, promotions, demotions, pay, sexual harassment, or even vague microaggressions.
Bullying, circulating humiliating and stereotypical gifs or memes are common forms of discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers. Tamara Holder holds employers accountable for ignoring, condoning, or even encouraging these forms of discrimination. As a sexual orientation discrimination lawyer, she’ll fight back when an employer denies raises or promotions, unfairly places LGBTQ employees on performance improvement plans (PIPs), or assigns extra work that isn’t required of other employees.
In 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that the prohibition against discrimination based on sex, included in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, includes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity when firing an employee.
Because the court’s decision was narrowly limited to termination of employment, battles over things like access to restrooms corresponding to a person’s gender identity rage on in the states. Nevertheless, Bostock remains the law of the land, and employers are prohibited from discharging employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
With a sexual orientation lawyer on your side, we will investigate whether your employer has violated state, local and federal laws, and fight for justice on your behalf.
The toll of working in a hostile environment that subjects LGBTQ employees to taunts, threats, or retaliation for seeking recourse by filing complaints can be steep. Employees have suffered symptoms of PTSD and other forms of emotional distress, financial damage, loss of benefits, and harm to their careers because of unlawful employer discrimination.
Gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, nonbinary, and other LGBTQ individuals who have been victims of discrimination based on their sexuality or gender identity should contact the Law Office of Tamara Holder for representation by an experienced and aggressive LGBTQ discrimination lawyer.