Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Harassment

Labor & Employment Law

Sexual Orientation & LGBT Discrimination in Florida

The Sass Law Firm represents employees in sexual orientation discrimination cases. Even though federal and state laws may not include explicit protections against discrimination based upon sexual orientation, there are several local ordinances scattered throughout Florida that do provide protection for gay, lesbian and/or bisexual employees. Some of the local ordinances also protect transgender employees from discrimination. In addition, in certain circumstances, federal and state laws may be used to challenge discrimination against homosexual or transgender employees even though these protections are not specifically listed in the statutes. We have experience in successfully protecting the rights of individuals who have suffered from LGBT discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, including being subjected to a hostile work environment, and are seeking a remedy for the sexual orientation discrimination, please call the Sass Law Firm for a consultation to learn more about your rights and potential remedies.

Sexual Orientation & LGBT Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Even though federal and state laws may not include explicit protections against discrimination based upon sexual orientation, there are several local ordinances scattered throughout Florida that do provide protection for gay, lesbian and/or bisexual employees. Some of the local ordinances also protect transgender employees. In addition, in certain circumstances, federal and state laws may be used to challenge discrimination against homosexual or transgender employees even though these protections are not specifically listed in the statutes. Where there is legal protection, that protection also includes harassment or what is often referred to as a “hostile work environment” claim of discrimination. The law protects against harassment based upon gender regardless of one’s sexual orientation and regardless of whether the harasser is a male harassing another male or a female harassing another female. As long as the harassment is because of the person’s gender, it is unlawful. If you feel you have been harassed or subjected to a hostile work environment because of your gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, please call the Sass Law Firm for a consultation to learn more about your rights and potential remedies.

Retaliation

Additionally, if you are retaliated against for complaining about harassment or discrimination, please call the Sass Law Firm to schedule a consultation to learn more about your rights and potential remedies.

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