Transgender or gender identity discrimination means treating a person differently or taking negative employment action against that person because of his or her gender identity or gender expression. Gender identity discrimination against transgender people may include:
- Firing an employee because of his or her plan to undergo sex-change surgery;
- Disciplining an employee because the employee wears clothing according to his or her gender identity;
- Paying an employee at a lower rate or refusing to provide benefits to the employee because of the employee’s gender identity or gender expression;
- Harassing or assaulting an employee because of his or her gender identity.
If any of these things have happened to you on the job, you may have suffered gender identity discrimination. In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act specifically provides protection for employees from harassment or discrimination in employment because of their gender identity or gender expression.
No one should be denied a job simply because of who they are. Unfortunately, transgender employment discrimination is too common in workplace. It is your civil right to be free from harassment or discrimination in the workplace based on your gender identity or gender expression. Speak out against gender identity discrimination.Transgender Employment Discrimination
At Clark Employment Law, we are committed to fight in court to get justice for people who have experienced gender identity or gender expression discrimination. Please contact our firm if you feel that you have been harassed or mistreated at work because of your gender identity or gender expression. Our Los Angeles based attorneys will assist you in pursuing all legal remedies that are available to you.