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 who identify as homosexual have experienced harassment at work. When looking at numbers for transgendered individuals, this percentage jumps up to an astonishing 90 percent.
In addition to the number of gay and transgendered individuals who have experienced general discrimination, many report that this discrimination has negatively impacted their employment situation. In fact, between eight and 17 percent of gay and transgendered workers believe that they were denied a job or fired because of their sexual orientation. Additionally, ten to 28 percent of workers claim that they didn’t receive a deserved promotion or were given negative performance reviews. In some instances, employees even felt as if their safety was in jeopardy, with seven to 41 percent of gay or transgendered workers experiencing verbal or physical abuse or a vandalized workplace.
Controlled studies have also found consistent evidence of workplace discrimination. One study in which the potential employee’s sexual orientation was included on a resume found that “gay” resumes were not as well received as “straight” resumes.
Extensive workplace discrimination can pose a serious threat against the economic stability of gay and transgendered individuals. If you believe that you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, contact our Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles at Jackson & Associates for more information about your legal rights.