National employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP is joining forces with distinguished LGBTQ rights Jillian T. Weiss to assist workers who face discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Weiss will serve as Special Co-Counsel to Outten & Golden's LGBTQ Practice Group working on select cutting edge litigation.
"We are excited to collaborate with Jillian Weiss, combining our longstanding employment law achievements with Jillian's esteemed track record of prominent cases on behalf of LGBTQ workers," said Adam T. Klein, Managing Partner. "Through this collaboration, our clients will benefit from the combined resources of both firms in combatting discrimination based on LGBTQ status."
Ms. Weiss was Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, a Professor of Law & Society at Ramapo College, and in private law practice. She co-litigated the first transgender employment rights cases with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. Some of her successful cases include: EEOC and Austin v. Deluxe Financial Services, EEOC and Branson v. Lakeland Eye Clinic, Jamal v. Saks, and Chavez v. Credit Nation Auto Sales.
"I'm so pleased to forge this alliance with Outten & Golden to help even more employees who are encountering harassment and wrongful termination," said Jillian T. Weiss. "Through our combined resources and expertise in this area of the law, we are poised to vigorously protect our clients seeking redress for the harms they have suffered at work simply for living authentically."
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC and San Francisco. The Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss is based in New York City.
Outten & Golden LLP enjoys a strong national reputation for representing employees, executives and partners in all areas of employment law. From representing senior executives in contract negotiations, to protecting individuals' civil rights in the workplace, to combating worker exploitation and systemic discrimination in class action and impact litigation, Outten & Golden LLP is solely focused on the field of employment law. We take great pride in our innovative approach to the practice of law and our firm's focus on protecting and promoting employee rights.
The Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss, P.C. represents LGBTQ people who experience employment discrimination. The firm's priorities are seeing that its clients are treated with dignity and respect, made whole for their losses, and that employers provide the training and policy resources needed to create real equality in the workplace.
Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications
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Please note this press release has been updated to reflect Ms. Weiss correct title.
SOURCE Outten & Golden LLP