Sexual Orientation Based Discrimination

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Dallas Sexual Orientation
Based Discrimination

Assistance with Legal Employment-Related Issues for the
LGBTQ Community

Every employee should have their performance judged by their actions, not their sexual orientation. However, some employers do judge employees and make their hiring or promotion decisions based upon the sexual orientation of employees. Everyone inside and outside of the LGBTQ community deserves employment that is free from discrimination. While it shouldn’t be the case, Texas can make it tricky for cases involving straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or asexual individuals.

If you are LGBTQ and have suffered sexual orientation discrimination in your past or present workplace, we encourage you to contact a Dallas sexual orientation discrimination trial lawyer at Scott Gilmore Thompson.

The Legal Basis for Claims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination

In 2020, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII covers sexual orientation. Under Title VII all employers with at least 15 workers are required to not consider include sex in their employment decisions. Both state and federal law protects workers from sexual stereotyping as well. Employers cannot dictate how masculine or feminine employees may present and are not allowed to ignore harassment stemming from the presentation that is thought to be outside of accepted norms.

Consulting with an Experienced Trial Attorney

You should not worry that who you love will affect your ability to get a job or any other aspect of your employment. It is degrading and harmful to all involved for sexual orientation-based discrimination to occur in Texas workplaces. If you have suffered this type of discrimination then we may be able to help you move forward with your life.

Please contact an experienced trial lawyer well versed in sexual orientation-based discrimination within the Dallas area. You can call us at (214) 238-8444 or fill out our online form.

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