Sexual Orientation Harassment and Discrimination

The rights of the LGBT community are of special importance to our firm. Our firm’s founder, Rob Hennig regularly volunteers at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and was the founding co-chair of the Board of Directors of 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.

Sexual Orientation Harassment or Discrimination can occur whether a person is actually heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or because of their gender identity, or whether they are simply believed to be homosexual, bisexual, or because of their gender identity.

Sexual Orientation Harassment

Sexual Orientation Harassment, like other forms of Harassment, generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive, or intimidating work environment to exist which negatively affects an employee’s ability to perform their work. In the case of Sexual Orientation Harassment, this negative treatment is because of the employee’s Sexual Orientation – whether it is because the employee is heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or because of their gender identity.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual Orientation Discrimination takes a variety of forms, but generally involves an employee being subjected to negative treatment in the workplace because of their Sexual Orientation. This treatment ranges from disciplinary action, negative performance reviews, denial of training, denial of promotions, denial of raises, and termination.

Our firm has represented numerous clients who have been the victims of workplace Sexual Orientation Harassment and Discrimination. If you believe that you are or have been subjected to Sexual Orientation Harassment or Discrimination, you should document the Harassment or Discrimination and follow your employer’s internal policies or procedures for making a complaint. A record of Harassing or Discriminatory treatment and documentation of complaints is key evidence in any claim for Harassment or Discrimination. If you believe that you may have been subjected to Sexual Orientation Harassment or Discrimination, you may contact our offices for a free consultation.

Our offices generally represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is generally no fee for representation unless we obtain money for our clients.

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