LGBT And Gender Neutral Employment Rights

Protecting Gay And Transgender Employees

In California, it is illegal to discriminate or harass someone in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender. The law protects workers and job applicants from experiencing poor treatment simply because they are heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or transsexual, among other classifications.

This is a new area of the law, and not all employment law attorneys are familiar with it. The lawyers at Rothschild & Alwill, APC, in Santa Barbara and Bakersfield not only understand LGBT and transgender employment rights - we know how to stand up for yours.

Legal Tip: You might already know it is illegal for your boss to mistreat you because of your sexual orientation or gender. Did you know it can also be illegal for your co-workers or customers to treat you badly? If you complain to your supervisor about harassment, your employer is required by law to put a stop to it.

We know that it can be intimidating to talk to a lawyer about your problems at work - especially when they involve sensitive topics like sexuality and gender. We are compassionate and experienced lawyers, and your boss doesn't have any right to retaliate against you for calling us when you are off the clock.

Have You Been Discriminated Against Or Harassed?

In general, unlawful discrimination occurs when a worker is denied a job or a promotion or is fired because of sexual orientation or gender. Name calling, rude jokes, being told you are too gay, not being invited to work events and being told not to bring your partner to events are all forms of illegal harassment.

This is a very complicated area of law and you might not be sure whether what you are experiencing is illegal. That's OK. We will talk to you, free of charge, and help you understand your rights and options.

Contact Us Today | We Can Help

When you are ready to discuss your case, schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our LGBT and gender-neutral employment rights lawyers. Call 805-695-2827 to reach us in Santa Barbara or 661-268-6242 to reach us in Bakersfield. Or contact us online. We represent clients in Bakersfield, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Ventura County and the surrounding areas.