There is nothing worse than being discriminated against in the workplace. Unfortunately, this is something that happens all the time. Recently, more and more transgender individuals have been reporting discrimination in the workplace, and though this is tragic and unacceptable, transgender employees do have rights, and our firm is here to protect those rights. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Atlanta employment discrimination attorney from Ben Barrett Law to learn more about what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Are transgender employees protected from discrimination in the workplace?
Yes, they are. In fact, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination of their gender or gender expression. Simply put, this means that if you, as a transgender-identifying person were discriminated against in some way, you likely have a valid claim against your employer. Some of the most common examples of workplace discrimination against transgender people that we see include the following:
- Asking inappropriate questions in the hiring process, or refusing to hire a transgender employee because of their gender identity
- Firing a transgender employee due to their gender identity
- Demoting a transgender employee due to their gender identity
- Refusing to pay transgender employees the same as other employees for the same or similar work
- Harassing transgender employees
- Creating a hostile work environment for transgender employees
Should I hire an attorney if I’ve been discriminated against?
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, the first thing you should do is report the discrimination, either to your employer, or, if your employer is the one partaking in the discrimination, your company’s HR department. If your company doesn’t have an HR department or you’ve already reported the discrimination and HR did nothing to stop it, you should strongly consider hiring a competent attorney who can help you document the incident(s) of discrimination, and, from there, fight to prove your case in a discrimination claim.
Here at Ben Barrett Law, we are committed to attaining justice on behalf of our clients who’ve been wrongfully discriminated against in the workplace, and we are prepared to fight for you, every step of the way. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.