Regardless of whether you are transgender, lesbian, gay or bisexual, you have the right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. The law has been slow to catch up to modern times. Not even half of states nor the federal government have protections against sexual orientation discrimination as they do against discrimination because of race, religion, disability or gender. Fortunately, California is one of the states that went the extra mile to protect your right to a workplace free from discrimination.
California is one state that protects gay workers from discrimination in the workplace. However, many states do not offer this protection, and gay rights groups and advocates are working to change that.
Hoping to set an example for all employees who have been discriminated against in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, one California man is now pursuing a wrongful termination lawsuit against a school district that fired him because he is gay.
Workers in Los Angeles and throughout the entire state of California are protected under anti-discrimination laws that ban employers from discriminating against and harassing workers based on their age, gender, national origin, disability, race, religion and sexual orientation. Unfortunately, this does not mean that discrimination and harassment in the workplace is non-existent.