Have You Been Harassed at Work Because of Your Sexual Orientation?
In many states, including New York and New Jersey, it is illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace because of their sexual orientation. If your coworkers or supervisors have harassed you because of your sexual orientation, you may be a victim of discrimination.
Harassment can include a variety of behaviors that make you feel uncomfortable at work. It may include inappropriate or hurtful comments, unwanted touching, or the presence of unpleasant material like email forwards or pictures.
Sexual orientation harassment is wrong. It can make the victim feel unwelcome or even unsafe. It can also distract you from your work or make it harder for you to succeed in the workplace. Many victims of sexual orientation harassment are unsure of where to turn, especially if the harassment comes from a supervisor.
Fortunately, if you are experiencing sexual orientation harassment at work, you do not have to suffer in silence. An experienced attorney can help you explore your options, including filing a complaint with your employer or seeking a financial settlement for the mistreatment you suffered.
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 at work. Fortunately, he called us.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
In this case, two former African American employees alleged racial discrimination and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Discuss Your Case with Our Sexual Orientation Harassment Attorneys Today
Our experienced team understands the importance of equality in the workplace. We will help you understand your options, including filing a complaint with HR or even filing a lawsuit. We can help ensure that you feel comfortable and welcomed at your place of work. We may also be able to help you reach a financial settlement with your employer to compensate for discriminatory treatment. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss sexual orientation discrimination and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.