Los Angeles Sexual Orientation & Gender Identification Discrimination Attorney
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If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community in California and have suffered harassment or discrimination on the job due to your sexual orientation or gender identification, we can help. Our attorneys have handled a wide range of cases involving discrimination based on a worker’s sexual orientation or gender identification. Since 1995, Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC has provided each client with compassionate yet aggressive legal representation. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and no one should suffer from workplace discrimination or harassment.
When your employer creates a hostile work environment or wrongfully terminates you, we are there to help you fight back. Our firm’s founder, Attorney Rob Hennig, regularly volunteers at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and was the founding co-chair of the board of directors for what is now Equality California. Mr. Hennig is also a past member of the board of directors and past president of the LGBT chapter of the ACLU of Southern California.
Identifying Harassment and Discrimination
Harassment based on a worker's sexual orientation or gender identification generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive, or intimidating work environment to exist. This adverse treatment is because of the employee's sexual orientation or gender identification. This environment negatively affects the employee's ability to perform their work and causes them mental and emotional distress.
Discrimination can manifest in many forms, including:
- Refusal to provide necessary training
- Rude or offensive comments or gestures
- Ostracization and exclusion
- Negative performance reviews
- Disciplinary action
- Denial of promotions, benefits, or other compensation
- Wrongful termination
Some discrimination can be subtle and less visible than a wrongful termination or overt harassment. An example of more insidious discrimination can take the form of an employer allowing other types of harassment, including sexual harassment, to continue when they'd otherwise put a stop to it. Similarly, an employer may have unequal expectations for you as they do for your coworkers or may deny you preferential work assignments or schedules based on your sexual orientation or gender identification.
What to Do If You’re Experiencing Discrimination
If you believe that you are being discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, it is crucial to document everything you can. You will also want to report the discrimination and harassment to your human resources department according to your company's guidelines. It is then recommended that you consult with an employment discrimination lawyer experienced in handling sexual orientation and gender identification cases, like ours at Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC.
Our attorneys can serve you in a variety of languages, including:
At Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC, we know how difficult it can be to come forward when facing discrimination or harassment. When you come into our office to discuss your case, we want you to feel safe and heard. All of our sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles are passionate about providing top-quality, aggressive legal representation to every client.
Contact Us Today
Our law firm in Los Angeles has helped thousands of clients fight back against harassment and discrimination. We have same-day appointments available and can help you today. When you hire Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC, every lawyer in our firm will review your case, ensuring that you are receiving the benefit of our full range of experience. Our firm has represented numerous clients who have been the victims of workplace discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identification. We can put this experience to work for you.
When you need help standing up for your rights and fighting back against sexual orientation and gender identification-based harassment, call us at (213) 292-5444.
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