Recently, the Supreme Court decided to hear Gloucester County School Board v. GG, the case of a biologically female high school student who identifies as a transgender boy, and seeks access to the boy’s bathroom at the school. GG argues that the school’s policy qualifies as sex discrimination and therefore violates Title IX, the 1972
The EEOC has brought it’s first discrimination lawsuits on behalf of gay workers, arguing that the federal law that covers sex discrimination also prohibits sexual orientation discrimination. This was no surprise, since EEOC issued a decision in July saying sexual orientation discrimination was illegal under Title VII. Here’s EEOC’s reasoning: Discrimination on the basis of
While sex- and gender-based discrimination have been prohibited since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the LGBT community has not always enjoyed protection under this statute. Lawmakers in California are seeking to address this shortcoming with a number of bills specifically targeting LGBT rights.
Citizens of California have some of the best protection against sexual discrimination when it comes to the laws in our country. This is in part due to the organization Equality California, which was formed a decade ago to help protect LGBT Californians.
Recent studies have shown that gay and transgendered individuals encounter a high incidence of workplace discrimination than other protected categories. These statistics can help you determine whether or not to seek counsel from a Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney in Los Angeles. Workplace discrimination against gay individuals is so pervasive that between 15 and 43 percent of people
A survey has suggested that in California you are are more at risk of harassment and prejudice because of your sexual orientation than for any other reason including your race. The 2013 National School Climate survey from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network surveyed 888 students from California and found that abuse based upon your sexual orientation
Gay marriage is now legal in 36 states, and with the remainder likely to follow suit shortly, now is the right time to consider the implications of same sex marriage on your workplace. At the very least, you should be aware that for any problems you might encounter, help and advice is always available by retaining
As laws change, behavior in the workplace must reflect these changes. Recently, a new federal rule has passed to offer further protections against sexual orientation discrimination in the private sector. If you work for a federal contractor, you may consider contacting a sexual orientation discrimination attorney in L.A. if you feel that your employer is
In a drive to counter prejudice in the marketplace, recent interventions are helping to encourage the procurement of services from minority groups, particularly Lesbian and Gay entrepreneurs and business owners. New legislation which came into effect on Jan 1st, places an obligation on utility companies to track their expenditure on LGBT businesses. The intention is to make sure that these minority businesses are not
Your sexual orientation is no longer an issue that needs to remain “in the closet” in order to pursue or maintain employment. If you have been wronged under any of these situations, an L.A. Sexual Orientation DiscriminationLawyer from Jackson & Associates can assist you. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with enforcing regulations against
One of the hot-button issues that has been coming to the attention of any L.A. Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer over the last couple years has to be sexual orientation discrimination. It can be a very sensitive subject for those affected by it; and a confusing one for others. Here’s a quick primer on who is covered
Surprisingly, there is no federal law in place to prevent discrimination within the workplace against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees (“LGBT”). Even at state level, laws are inconsistent and in the majority of the country fail to adequately protect individuals from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity. If you need clarification on
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender teachers are at high risk of prejudice and possible dismissal because of their sexual orientation. Recently steps have been taken federally to address such discrimination; however, this falls short of protecting those in the teaching profession. As a teacher you remain under the scope of state and local law, which is both inconsistent and inadequate. Fortunately, here in California
While protections against discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation vary from state to state, no matter where you live there are legal remedies. To proceed with a sexual orientation discrimination suit, contact a sexual orientation discrimination attorney and follow these five steps. The first thing to do if you are considering taking legal