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There are few experiences that can be more emotionally painful and stressful than facing discrimination in the workplace. In addition to potentially threatening your livelihood, discrimination can create a hostile work environment that may severely reduce your quality of life. While the law provides some protections against discrimination, it is an unfortunate fact that there are many misconceptions about discrimination. Learning the truth behind the following couple of myths will help you to be better able to protect your rights.
Myth: You Can Always Sue For Sexual Orientation Based Discrimination
It is an unfortunate reality that discrimination law can be rather vague and patchwork in nature. As a result, there are many forms of discrimination that may not be protected against. Sadly, this can often apply to individuals that are victims of discrimination for their sexual orientation. There currently are not federal laws that apply to this form of discrimination, which means that your ability to fight this injustice will largely depend on where it occurred because many states and local communities have laws prohibiting this type of discrimination. To determine if you are covered under one of these local laws, you will need to consult with an experienced discrimination attorney, as they will be able to explain how the law applies to your particular situation.
Myth: Filing A Discrimination Lawsuit Will Always Result In You Being Fired
Some individuals may be hesitant about filing grievances or lawsuits based on discrimination because they assume that this means they will automatically be fired. This is an understandable concern because even individuals that want to seek a new employer may still require several weeks or months to find a suitable job, and the sudden loss of income could cause serious disruptions and complications. However, it should be noted that the law prohibits this form of retaliation against victims of discrimination. If you are terminated for your grievance or lawsuit, the employer can be liable for large civil damages and fines.
When you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, it is critical for you to be informed about your rights in these matters. For those that are facing discrimination due to sexual orientation, it is important to understand that local laws may the best option for fighting the discrimination. Additionally, individuals that have faced discrimination should not worry about retaliation for reporting or fighting these actions because the law clearly prohibits retaliatory actions against discrimination victims. By understanding these important points, you will find yourself in a far better position to protect yourself against discriminatory employers.
For more information and help with your case, work with an experienced discrimination lawyer from a firm like the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.