Sexual Orientation

Discrimination & Harassment

The attorneys at Outten & Golden have extensive experience representing individuals who have been discriminated against or harassed because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. More than one federal court has ruled that people experiencing discrimination because of their sexual orientation are protected by the federal employment non-discrimination statute. The attorneys at Outten & Golden are at the forefront of pushing for greater protections under existing statutes and the passage of federal and local laws that would explicitly cover individuals who suffer discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The attorneys at Outten & Golden understand that whether individuals are, or are perceived as, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer is not relevant to their ability to do a job and should not be relevant to employers’ decisions about them. We zealously protect people’s right to be free from this kind of discrimination.

If you believe you have been subjected to workplace discrimination and/or harassment based on your sexual orientation, please contact the firm through the ”Contact Us" form or by calling us in the New York, San Francisco or Washington, DC office (see bottom of page for phone numbers) to begin the Outten & Golden intake process.