Unfortunately, though we’d like to think we live in a time where people are no longer discriminated against for things they cannot control, such as their sexual orientation, this is not the case. If you were discriminated against in the workplace due to your sexual orientation, you need to speak with a competent Providence sexual orientation discrimination lawyer here at Herman Law Group who can help you fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer | Serving Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island and Massachusetts workplace discrimination laws protect employees from discrimination based upon the employee’s sexual orientation. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an applicant or employee because the applicant or employee is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
Under Rhode Island law, it is also unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an applicant or employee because the employer perceives the applicant or employee to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. If you were discriminated against for any of these reasons, turn to a Providence, Rhode Island employment discrimination lawyer from our firm.
If you were discriminated against by a co-worker, you should notify your employer of the discrimination, and your employer should make an effort to put an end to it. However, if the discrimination persists, you should make a point to speak with your HR department. If the discrimination continues, you should speak with a competent Providence sexual orientation discrimination lawyer to learn more about your options going forward and whether you will have a valid claim.
That said, if you were discriminated against by your employer and your HR department doesn’t take action to resolve the issue or your company does not have an HR department, your best line of defense is an attorney with years of experience in the field.
Time Limits on Your Claim
You need to understand that time is of the essence. If you were discriminated against in the workplace, you are required to report the incident(s) of discrimination to the Rhode Island Human Rights Commission within one year of the date the incident(s) occurred. If you’re looking to report the incident to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you must do so within 180 days of the discrimination. Don’t make the mistake of waiting–our firm is prepared to help you today.
Contact a Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer
The bottom line is that all workplace discrimination is abhorrent, and anyone who finds themselves facing such discrimination should retain the services of an attorney who truly cares. Contact Herman Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced legal team.