Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sundeen & Salinas represents employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation.

The California Fair Employment & Housing Act prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of "actual or perceived" sexual orientation. "Sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality, and includes a perception that the person has this characteristic or that the person is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, this characteristic. All adverse decisions which are motivated by an employee's sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation, are against the law.

At Sundeen & Salinas we have represented employees claiming to have been subjected to discrimination in employment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, and we will continue to do so.

Under the California Fair Employment & Housing Act employers are prohibited from retaliating against any employee who: 1) complains in good faith of discrimination based on sexual orientation to management; 2) complains in good faith of discrimination based on sexual orientation to the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing or the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; 3) filing a lawsuit in an appropriate court in good faith complaining of discrimination based on sexual orientation; or 4) participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding or litigation involving sexual orientation discrimination.

If you have a question about your legal rights, or wish to speak to an attorney about your situation, please call us today at 510-663-9240, or contact us online to discuss your legal rights.

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