What is Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Employment law covers all claims of workplace discrimination in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation. It also includes various types of harassment. Employment discrimination may occur intentionally or unintentionally because of either prejudice or ignorance. Whatever the case the law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Victims of discrimination or harassment may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Situations That Are Grounds for Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits stereotyping or unfair treatment because of sexual orientation. These rules also apply to any other form of workplace discrimination. If you have been discriminated against for your sexual orientation in New Jersey it is illegal and you may be entitled to damages.

Greg Noble tried a case involving a gay trucking company employee who was verbally and physically abused because of his sexual orientation. A jury awarded his client $22.67 million in damages (which included $15 million in punitive damages).

Examples of sexual orientation discrimination may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual orientation discrimination at a corporate event
  • Sexual orientation discrimination and denied a promotion
  • Sexual orientation discrimination resulting an a hostile work environment

It is a sad fact that despite the proclaimed freedoms of expression for people with different sexual orientation, they are still treated unfairly at their working places. Our sexual orientation discrimination lawyers will make sure that your employers change these unacceptable practices and treatments. Your case can make a difference for the numerous employees with different sexual orientation in New Jersey. That’s why you are strongly advised to get in touch with our sexual orientation discrimination attorneys as soon as possible.

Our Proven Record of Success

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we have a proven record of helping our LGBT clients achieve justice after they experience discrimination. One such client was experiencing incredibly severe verbal and physical abuse in the office. Fortunately, he called us. OPLN attorney Greg Noble was able to help him win a settlement of over $22.6 million — the largest of its kind in New Jersey history.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination at a Corporate Event

Has your employer or supervisor asked you not to bring your same-sex partner to a corporate event where heterosexual partners are invited?

Whether it’s a holiday party or a spring picnic, being told your significant other is unwelcome at a work event designed for spouses or families is hurtful and wrong. It may also constitute sexual orientation discrimination.

LGBTQ workers deserve the same rights in the workplace as any other employee. This means that if you are in a same-sex relationship, your employer should treat that relationship the same way as a heterosexual one. Excluding homosexual partners from corporate events open to couples is unfair and possibly discriminatory.

In many states, including New York and New Jersey, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal. A skilled attorney can also help you determine what course of action is best for you. This may include negotiating a settlement or filing a complaint with your employer.

Were You Denied a Promotion Because of Your Sexual Orientation?

All employees deserve the same respect and opportunities in the workplace, regardless of sexual orientation. Unfortunately, however, LGBTQ workers are not always treated with the fairness they deserve.

If you believe that you were recently denied a promotion because of your sexual orientation, you may be a victim of employment discrimination.

In many states, including New York and New Jersey, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal. A skilled attorney can also help you determine what course of action is best for you. This may include negotiating a settlement or filing a complaint with your employer.

Do Your Coworkers Make Inappropriate or Hurtful Comments About Homosexuality or Bisexuality?

Everyone deserves to feel welcomed and respected at work. If your coworkers or supervisors make inappropriate comments about lesbian, gay, or bisexual individuals, the result is a workplace that is less comfortable for everyone.

Unfortunately, at many workplaces, disrespectful language, “jokes,” or other offensive comments about homosexuality and/or bisexuality are seen as normal. Bigotry has no place at work. Workplaces like these are an unpleasant environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation.

Creating an unpleasant work environment based on sexual orientation can be considered discrimination. If your coworkers or supervisors make negative comments about lesbian, gay, or bisexual people, you may be a victim of discrimination.

Fortunately, an attorney can help ensure that your workplace complies with the law. In some cases, you may even be entitled to financial compensation for the treatment you suffered.

Our sexual orientation discrimination lawyers are fully committed to their work. They treat their clients with equal respect and attention regardless of their sexual orientation or preferences. We have built a reputation as law office that’s friendly and supportive of all people. We do our best to make sure people feel good about themselves in their working environments where they spend the most of their time. There’s no excuse for unfair treatment of workers with different sexual preferences. Also, there’s no excuse for you to hesitate when it comes to your rights in this area.

Discuss Your Case with Our Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorneys Today

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our sexual orientation discrimination attorneys have experience dealing with complex employment law cases. If you suspect Sexual Orientation Discrimination, tell us about your situation. Sexual Orientation Discrimination is not tolerated in the New Jersey courts and we know how to fight to win cases. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.