California has been at the forefront of the LGBT movement. It is unfortunate that discrimination remains common when it comes to one’s sexual orientation. Fortunately, California has laws in place which protect those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. If you have been denied employment, wrongfully terminated, or otherwise discriminated against then contact our office today to speak with a Santa Ana LGBT discrimination lawyer. Our attorneys also service Anaheim, Irvine, Fullerton, and the rest of Orange County.
Orange County discrimination attorneys protecting gay, lesbian, and transgender workers in Anaheim, Santa Ana, and elsewhere
California is ahead of many states in that our laws protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination. Under our State’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) employers are prohibited from denying someone employment, engaging in wrongful termination, denying a promotion or pay raise, or otherwise discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Those who violate these laws may be required to pay lost wages, costs associated with finding new employment, pain and suffering, and possibly punitive damages depending on the circumstances.
The first step in bringing a discrimination case is to file an FEHA complaint with the state administrative agency. If this process does not resolve the dispute then the victim will be told by the agency that they then have the right to sue the employer. After a lawsuit is filed it is important to begin collecting proof of the discrimination. This may include gaining internal company documents which show that one’s sexual orientation was a reason for job denial, internal correspondence which displays a bigoted attitude, or evidence showing that the person who received the position was less qualified and rewarded on the basis of sexual orientation. Such evidence will then be presented at a jury trial and the jurors will issue a decision regarding liability and damages. Retaining a lawyer to assist with this process can be crucial to the outcome of your case.
Our Orange County attorneys aggressively protect members of the LGBT community who have been the victims of workplace discrimination. We will use your initial consultation to determine whether you have a viable claim. We will then assist you in bringing the FEHA complaint. Should litigation be necessary then our lawyers will quickly file your Complaint with the Court. They will then use discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, to obtain internal documents and other information which will be used to show the employer acted improperly. We will ensure that you are prepared for trial and that you know what to expect from the process. We understand the gravity of your situation and we will give it our full attention. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Our attorneys also service Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Santa Ana lawyers providing quality representation to LGBT victims of discrimination
We understand that it is insulting to be discriminated against. The last thing you need at this point is to be represented by an attorney who does not provide you with quality service. Our lawyers pride themselves on offering personal attention. We will quickly return phone calls, promptly respond to emails, and will ensure that we are available to answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.