Advocacy For Transgender Workers Affected By Discrimination Or Harassment
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in California explicitly prohibits discrimination against workers on the basis of gender identity and expression. For example, California employers interviewing potential employees are not to ask questions about a job candidate’s gender identity or expression. They are not to ask personal questions about a person’s body or potential plans for gender-related surgery.
A section of this act also prohibits sexual harassment, “when unwelcome comments or conduct based on sex unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.” Such conditions may affect transgender workers just as much as any other employee. The act clarifies that sexual harassment may exist even when the harassing conduct was not motivated by sexual desire.
Our Attorneys Want To Hear Your Story
Considering these laws and selected definitions and examples, do you suspect that you have been illegally discriminated against or harassed at work because of your gender identity or expression? Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, in Los Angeles, can evaluate the facts and help determine whether you have sufficient evidence to bring a claim against your employer or a co-worker.
We understand how important your job and career are. It is our pleasure and our vocational calling to help ensure that all employees receive fair treatment on the job. Our law firm has a strong history of standing up for workers’ rights in the workplace. We are ready to apply our experience and dedication to your advantage in your fight for justice. Contact us after you have been affected by discrimination or harassment involving your gender identity or expression. We are here for you, offering information, advice and representation.
Request A Consultation
To schedule a meeting with a Los Angeles employment lawyer about a potential gender identity discrimination or harassment claim, call us at 310-551-3020 or send us a note online. We welcome the opportunity to help you explore your legal options in the face of your unjust treatment as a transgender individual at work.