The United States Supreme Court delivered one of the most groundbreaking rulings of the decade on June 15th, 2020 – banning LGBTQ employment discrimination.
In the midst of everything sweeping the nation, from COVID-19 to racial equality protests, this ruling was a surprising turn of events. The 1964 law that bans discrimination in employment based on race, religion, national origin, or sex will now concretely include both homosexual and transgender people.
Supreme Court Bans LGBTQ Employment Discrimination
Of course, with all significant change comes an adjustment period. The members of the LGBTQ community know all too well about inappropriate workplace situations as a result of their sexuality. This change and adjustment period are long overdue.
Regardless, in the interim between the court ruling and employers fully embracing some serious policy changes, some LGBTQ members of the community may find themselves in a tough spot as other employees struggle (or even fight) to embrace the coming change.
It’s important to note that members of the LGBT community have shouldered a “different normal” for far too long. Their struggles for equality in the workplace have led to many moments of awkwardness and discomfort. Here are just a few examples:
- After years of being praised for your sales prowess and dedication, did your position suddenly become “redundant” when they discovered you were transgender?
- Do you seem to get more reprimand letters than your heterosexual colleagues over trivial matters?
- Does the “office Karen” routinely make completely inappropriate comments about your “choice” to be transgender?
- Worse yet, were you fired after an employer found out that you were transgender?
The list of injustices against the LGBTQ community is long, and it’s more than just upsetting. This is the collective face of discrimination in the workplace. The LGBTQ community has rights, and know more than ever, change is upon us.
If you find yourself being discriminated against at work due to your sexual orientation, contact the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Benn, Haro, & Isaacs, PLLC.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim – LGBTQ Employment Discrimination
Unfortunately, unless the LGBTQ community actively takes a stand on these injustices, this newly awarded right in the workplace has the potential to become meritless. However, here at Benn, Haro, & Isaacs, PLLC we are also here to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve!
Enter Benn, Haro, & Isaacs, PLLC, a dedicated team of Florida lawyers and legal staff who proudly extend the highest quality of legal service for worker’s compensation claims to every client regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.
If you have been discriminated against or injured on the job, the legal team at Benn, Haro, & Isaacs can help in your journey toward equality. In many ways, it’s a shared journey. Taking a stand on discrimination helps pave the way for those behind us. Allow Benn, Haro, & Isaacs to help guide the compass in the ongoing fight for fairness in the workplace.
Examples of injustices in the workplace based on sexual orientation are as follows:
- Not getting promoted to a more senior position because the other staff assumes you will not gain respect or authority due to your sexuality
- Not being hired because you are transgender. Example: the employer thinks you will not fit into the workplace culture
- Offering transgender people different rates of pay or benefits for the same job
- Not considering you for a particular role because you identify as transgender
- Inappropriate comments being made about your appearance or otherwise regarding your sexual orientation
This list is by no means all-inclusive. If you believe you have a case, please seek legal counsel immediately. We offer free consultation services to determine the merit of your case and seek justice on your behalf.
Benn, Haro, and Isaacs, PLLC is proud to represent LGBTQ individuals and groups throughout Florida. Their legal services for workers’ compensation claims are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning the client pays nothing unless they secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf. Find more information at https://accidentlawyerfl.com/.
Workplace fairness is for ALL. Benn, Haro & Isaacs, PLLC is understanding and supportive of your workplace needs and will fight to make them heard. Equality is not just a “nice to have;” it’s essential. Want us to look at your case? Contact us today!