The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws. The EEOC regards sexual orientation discrimination as a form of sex discrimination, which is illegal in the workplace.
If you or someone you love has experienced workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, contact Kennard Law, P.C. Our employment law attorneys fight to protect the rights of LGBT employees and job applicants in Texas and beyond.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Can Involve More Than Harassment
Like other types of workplace discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination can happen in multiple ways. This kind of discrimination involves being harassed or otherwise treated differently on the basis of your real or perceived sexual orientation. Employees or job applicants who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual or heterosexual may experience this kind of discrimination in the workplace.
In addition to harassment by employers, co-workers or customers, sexual orientation discrimination may involve:
- Being overlooked for a promotion
- Being unduly disciplined or assigned undesirable tasks
- Denial of employment benefits
- Wrongful termination
- Denial of employment
You May Be Entitled To Compensation
As an employee or a job applicant, you have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of your sex or your sexual orientation. If you have experienced this kind of discrimination in the workplace or the hiring process, our Houston employment law attorneys can investigate your case and gather the necessary evidence to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Our goal is to hold the wrongdoer accountable — and to secure full and fair compensation for you.
Contact A Local Employment Lawyer
Kennard Law, P.C., has office locations in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and Harlingen, as well as in Washington, D.C. To arrange a consultation with an experienced and dedicated employment law attorney, send us an email or call us toll free at 855-KENNLAW. Se habla español. We are here to help.