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 how the law currently stands in California, you can seek the advice of a Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer in L.A.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) will change all that; and will provide protection to those minority groups such as LGBT employees who have so far been overlooked by existing anti-discrimination legislation.
In terms of support for protecting LGBT employees, polls suggest that two-thirds of voters are in favor of legislation. In business, 88% of the companies listed on the Fortune 500 already have policies in place to protect the rights of LGBT employees. This was reflected politically when ENDA was approved by the Senate on November 7, 2013.
If you feel that you have been the subject of discrimination at work because of your sexuality, you may benefit from services of our Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. For more information contact us at Jackson & Asssociates.