Indianapolis Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorneys
Who You Love Should Not Affect Your Workplace
Discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation is as common as other forms of discrimination and is just as wrong. As more states move toward the freedom for people of the same sex to marry, this issue is becoming more prevalent in the workplace. If you have been a victim of sexual orientation discrimination, talk to our Indianapolis lawyers.
The Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, has been helping employees all over Indiana successfully resolve legal disputes with their employers for more than three decades. We are the largest employment litigation firm in Indiana that represents only employees. Our lawyers have experience handling many different employment law issues, including sexual orientation discrimination.
Signs Of Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation
There have been significant improvements in the recognition and respect of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, commonly grouped together as “LGBT.” Unfortunately, this does not stop discrimination against this group in the workplace. Indicators of discrimination may include:
- Not being hired or promoted or being fired if your supervisor or manager believes you are gay
- Being treated differently by your employer or co-workers if you come out to them or if you place a picture of your partner on your desk
- Not being allowed to cover your partner, who you are not allowed to marry under state law, under your benefits when your co-workers can cover their spouses
- Being harassed about your sexual orientation by co-workers, managers or higher-ups
Sexual orientation is not currently one of the federally protected classes, such as race, gender or age. However, some Indiana municipalities have ordinances against LGBT discrimination. Regardless of where you live in Indiana, there are ways our attorneys can help you protect your rights.