In recent years, the legal system has had an opportunity to shine a spotlight on sexual orientation discrimination and transgender discrimination. If you were harassed or discriminated against at work, it is crucial to seek the counsel of an experienced employment law attorney.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) offers strong protection for workers throughout California. FEHA prohibits employment discrimination based on numerous factors, including sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Even though most companies do not have policies in place discussing the rights of transgender workers, the protections afforded by FEHA apply. Do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at California Employment Counsel, APC.
Gender has long been a protected class against discrimination. Recently, this protection has extended to transgender individuals. Transgender workers — individuals who were born one gender and voluntarily transitioned to the other with the help of surgery and hormone therapy — cannot be discriminated against based on their gender or the process of transformation. In Dec. 2014, the Justice Department issued a memo clarifying that transgender workers are protected from discrimination under federal law.
At California Employment Counsel, APC, we are prepared to represent clients in Orange County and throughout the state. If you or a loved one was discriminated against following a gender transformation, schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers today.
Contact us online or call (714) 462-8376 or toll free at 866-545-2415 for a free consultation. California Employment Counsel, APC, represents plaintiffs on a contingency fee basis; no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.
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