Pennsylvania Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Employment Lawyers
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyers | LGBT Employment Lawyers
No organization can discriminate an employee on the basis of sexual orientation. There is no gender identity mentioned on title VII of the civil right act in 1964. However, the title VII’s is held by the US Supreme Court for prohibitions on sex discrimination in the workplace. It protects the employee’s who don’t conform to traditional sex stereotypes. LGBT discrimination is illegal according to the rules. If any employer behaves differently with the employee due to sexual orientation, then the employee can file a complaint against the employer.
In Pennsylvania, some regions and cities have municipalities who looks into the matter of sexual discrimination. Allegheny County & Erie County are the two countries have an extra protection for the prohibition of sexual discrimination.
An LGBT attorney can help you, he can tell you more about your rights & tell you about that you are discriminated due to sexual orientation. An attorney will investigate your case deeply and find the more evidence which makes your case stronger and the chances of your winning the case are high.
An LGBT lawyer can help you get the benefits from the company, like the claim for harassment, attorney fee, your unpaid wages, your position & salary and other company benefits. If you are looking for an LGBT attorney you can contact our law firm where you will get a highly experienced and proficient lawyers for your case.
Regions of Pennsylvania where you can sue on the basis of LGBT discrimination
In Pennsylvania, there are 12 cities & 34 municipalities where you can file your complaint against the employer for discriminating you for sexual orientation. These municipalities provide extra protection to the sexually oriented people and ensure that no organization prohibits the Law against the sexual orientation.
The 12 large cities with these protections are:
- State College Easton
The 2 counties with extra protection are:
- Allegheny County.
- Erie County.
There are also 20 small towns that have similar protections. The municipalities with these protections are:
- Abington Township
- Cheltenham Borough
- Conshohocken Borough
- Doylestown Borough
- East Norriton Township
- Haverford Township
- Jenkintown Borough
- Lansdowne Borough
- Lower Merion Township
- New Hope Borough
- Newtown Borough
- Springfield Township
- State College Borough
- Susquehanna Township
- Swarthmore Borough
- Upper Merion Township
- West Chester
What does LGBT discrimination look like?
When an employee head into the work each day, he/she expects to be treated equally and fairly. But in some organizations or companies, the reality is something else. The people who are sexually oriented they always feel a difference by the employer and the other employees. He/she may get unfair wages, fewer company benefits, other employees consider themselves more superior to that employee.
The employee may get low job profile & low-level project, he/she may listen about their sexual orientation. All these come under LGBT Discrimination which is prohibited by the government. Sometimes an employee is hired because he/she is more talented than other employees but still other employees get the promotion, but he/she always lacks behind. It is a direct indication of discrimination.
It is difficult to find the footprints of LGBT discrimination. If you believe that you are discriminated by the employer or other co-workers, due to your sexual orientation you should hire an attorney for you. He will investigate your case more and more deeply and collect all the evidence that helps you in getting your deserving position and salary from the company plus a claim for this discrimination and attorney fee.
What evidence is necessary for a successful LGBT discrimination case?
If you are fired, failing to get the promotion, Intentionally demoting your salary & job profile, unnecessary disciplinary actions have been taken against you, it is a direct symbol of discrimination. Each case has its pros and cons, an attorney can help you in collecting the evidence against the employer. He will study your case thoroughly and collect all the possible evidence.
If you want that your case gets more strong than when you listen to any bad comment on you if it is possible for you to record that or note that comment with date and time. If you will able to present a witness for this it will be excellent for you.
You should know about each and every promotion you can get while your job but you didn’t get that. It will be a good evidence against the employer and the coworkers who discriminated you. An attorney can find more footprints of discrimination which you can’t because an attorney is aware of all the points where an employee can be discriminated. He/she is a professional of these cases and will help you in getting all claims & wages for this discrimination.
How does the process work if I bring suit against my employer for LGBT discrimination?
Before filing a case consult with an attorney, who will investigate each corner of the case and ensures that you are being discriminated. After this, you should file a case to your cities commissioner and human resource department. There, you will present all evidences, and they will investigate the whole matter, they will try for making a settlement between you and your employer. It is possible that after getting a notice from commission & human resource department your employer gives you a fair salary and job profile and makes an agreement that he/she will take care of this LGBT discrimination in the future. If this happens it is the best choice for both of you otherwise both of you have to face regular court visits. The case will go for 6 months, if no fruitful result is there you can file your case in Pennsylvania State Court. The whole case will be investigated again and your issue will be resolved by getting extra benefits from the company like claim, attorney fee, warning letter with an assurance of providing all company benefits or may be a punishment to the employer.
Do I have any other options if I’m discriminated against by my employer because of my LGBT status?
You may. Regardless of the possibility that your manager is not precluded from victimizing you in view of your LGBT Status, you may even now have a case for Gender discrimination, illegal termination, provocation, or an assortment of other relevant infringement of work law. Counseling with a legal adviser or LGBT lawyer can enable you to decide the best strategy for your case.
For instance, if your manager is oppressing you for not satisfying sexual orientation generalizations, for example, being a delicate male or a female, you may have significant government and state claims for LGBT Discrimination. A professional legal counselor or LGBT lawyer can help you to recognize conceivable claims emerging under state and government laws.
When a legal counselor or LGBT lawyer you hire, the employer may stop this discrimination. The risk of a claim or negative reputation may provoke your manager to take steps against LGBT Discrimination occurring at work. A legal counselor or LGBT lawyer can enable you to decide the suitable game-plan in view of your case.
How Steve Franko Law Firm can help you
If any employee has been oppressed on the premise of your LGBT Discrimination or sexual orientation, and you are in Scranton, Montrose, Tunkhannock (Pennsylvania) Steve Franko Firm can offer assistance. The lawyers at our firm have involvement in various ranges of business disputes including LGBT Discrimination, racial discrimination, and all other disputes an employee and employer can have. We have professionals who can represent the whole matter in front of the judge n the behalf of employee or employer. We can assist each employee who faces discrimination from his/her company. We can get the help you to get pay, Company benefits and above all, a feeling of equity. Call Steve Franko Firm for a free discussion with our professionals or a LGBT Discrimination attorney.