Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees because of their sexual orientation or their perceived sexual orientation. This means that it is illegal for employers to terminate, demote, refuse to hire, refuse to promote, or otherwise take any adverse action against employees because of their sexual orientation or because their employer believes they have a particular sexual orientation.

Adverse actions based on sexual orientation may include:

Termination or demotion

Refusal to hire for or promote to a position for which the applicant or employee is qualified

Lower wages for comparable work

Reprimands or write-ups for conduct that is acceptable for employees of a different sexual orientation

If you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of your sexual orientation, please contact The Schlehr Law Firm.

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