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, gender identity/gender expression, transgender or queer identity.
Individuals who are, or are perceived as, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) may be targets of discrimination and harassment in the workplace because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Presently, twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have explicitly prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and sixteen of those states and the District of Columbia have also explicitly prohibited discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.
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.