In Need of a Discrimination Defense?
It is important that you act quickly; statutes of limitation in employment cases are short, and you must often file an administrative complaint before you can bring certain claims. If you are dealing with these kinds of discrimination issues, please let us know. Our Portland and Seattle business attorneys are happy to meet with you to discuss your case.
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Are you facing a complaint of sexual orientation discrimination? If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, have you lost your job because of your sexual orientation? Has discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at your workplace become so serious that you had to leave? Has your strong candidacy for employment or promotion been rejected because of your sexual orientation? Oregon and Washington have passed laws that protect employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation. This type of discrimination can include both adverse employment decisions (e.g., denying someone a promotion because she is a lesbian) and harassment (e.g., making jokes and inappropriate comments about a coworker’s bisexuality).
Defending against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
As with sexual or racial discrimination, the consequences of violating laws against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation can be serious. It is critical that your company implement policies to prevent such discrimination or related harassment. An experienced corporate attorney can help you develop those policies and address any problems as soon as they arise.
In the event that you face a lawsuit alleging harassment or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, you will need prompt and expert assistance. Defending such claims can be difficult and intimidating. Having an experienced and compassionate employment litigation attorney by your side can make a big difference. We can guide you through the process, aggressively defend your interests, and maximize the chances of a positive outcome.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Victims
In addition to assisting our business clients with legitimate defense, we are proud to protect the rights of employees with serious cases. If you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment based upon your sexual orientation or identity, if you have suffered significant economic losses as a result, and if the discriminatory or harassing conduct has continued even after you have reported it to your employer, our business attorneys will be happy to help you understand your options.