Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Have you been harassed, ridiculed, or discriminated against at work because of your sexual orientation?
Does your supervisor make inappropriate comments because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender?
Are other employees given preferential treatment over you for no other reason than who you are or who you love?
Were you unfairly terminated from your position because of your sexual orientation?
Madia Law Represents Victims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination at Work
If you answered “yes” to any one of the above questions, Madia Law can help. I represent victims of sexual orientation discrimination across the State of Minnesota against some of the largest employers – both public and private – in the country.
You have the right to do your job without harassment or discrimination because of you who love. Sexual orientation discrimination can be overt, such as comments, ridicule, or slurs from peers or supervisors about gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or transgender individuals. That’s called hostile work environment discrimination and it’s illegal. The Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibits hostile work environment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Discrimination based on sexual orientation can also be more subtle. It occurs when managers or supervisors favor other, similarly situated employees for promotions, raises, or other work benefits just because they happen to be heterosexual. Employers may even go so far as to terminate employees or force them to quit based on their sexual orientation. This behavior is illegal in Minnesota, and you don’t have to tolerate it.
You should also know that you are protected from retaliation by your employer if you report sexual orientation discrimination. It is illegal under Minnesota for an employer to terminate you or otherwise change the conditions of your employment because of your decision to report discrimination.
You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages, Emotional Distress Compensation, and Attorney Fees
If you have been the victim of sexual orientation discrimination, you may be entitled to back pay and front pay damages, emotional distress compensation, treble damages under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer Today
You must act quickly when it comes to filing a claim for discrimination based on being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. If you wait, there may be strict statutes of limitation that will bar you from filing your claim. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.