A person's sexual orientation shouldn't affect the work he or she does on the job. Yet far too often employers will use who a person loves as a basis for workplace discrimination. Depending on where you live and work, the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania may be able to help.
Although the law is still not clear in most states and cities, Philadelphia has an ordinance protecting employees from discrimination because of their sexual orientation. Discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation, including stereotyping and perceived orientation, is banned under the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance.
The basic federal discrimination statute, Title VII, does not explicitly protect employees from discrimination because of their sexual orientation. However, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has taken the position in two recent cases that sexual orientation is discrimination on the basis of sex under Title VII.
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This area of the law is certain to have more developments this year and in the years to come. If your sexual orientation or gender identity has affected your job, or your working environment, you want an experienced discrimination attorney who keeps up with the trends. To help you make the most of the situation, contact the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania today to schedule a consultation.
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