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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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Who someone chooses to love should not matter at the workplace. All that should matter is the work they do. Unfortunately, some people discriminate against people at work because of their sexual orientation, making the workplace a hostile environment for everyone.

Knowing what to do if you’re a victim of workplace discrimination in West Virginia because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) can be confusing. The U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that employers can’t fire workers due to their sexual orientation. If your employer has violated your rights, our attorneys can help you seek justice.

That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney if you believe you’re a victim of sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. That’s why you need to meet with a lawyer at Klie Law Offices. We can explain all the legal options available to you and which one works best for your particular circumstances.

Types of discrimination

People who are or who are perceived to be LGBT can face many different forms of discrimination at work, including:

  • Not being hired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Wrongful termination
  • Offensive comments
  • Demotion upon disclosure of sexual orientation
  • Verbal threats
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault

State and federal laws are constantly evolving when it comes to sexual orientation discrimination. That’s why it’s important that you talk with a lawyer as soon as possible about your potential case.

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You might think you don’t have a legal case because someone discriminated against you at work based on your gender identity or sexual orientation. But many other state and federal laws exist which prohibit discrimination in the workplace against all people and individuals in certain protected categories, including gender, race, religion and national origin.

Our legal team can examine all aspects of your case and help you decide which approach makes the most sense in your particular circumstances. We may suggest having us negotiate with your employer on your behalf. Or perhaps filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) would be a better solution. We can also help you file a discrimination lawsuit against your employer if necessary.

Don’t let your employer dictate what happens to you. You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now.

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