Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer
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.
The Law Firm of Tamara N. Holder represents LGBTQ persons who believe they have been discriminated against in employment due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Sometimes, employees haven’t been outright fired—they’ve simply been made so miserable by an employer that tolerates taunts, assaults, unrelenting jokes, or other forms of bullying based on gender identity or sexual orientation that LGBTQ employees feel they have no choice but to quit.
Tamara Holder holds employers accountable for ignoring, condoning, or even encouraging bullying, name-calling, or circulating humiliating or stereotypical GIFs or memes. 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.
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 N. Holder for representation by an experienced and aggressive LGBTQ discrimination lawyer.
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.