The California State Attorney General has recently barred employees from state-funded travel to the four states in the US who have passed recent legislation that limits rights to LGBT members. Texas, Alabama, and South Dakota all allow adoption agencies to refuse service to LGBT families. Kentucky is the other state included in the ban, because they are allowing student organizations in schools to block LGBT people from membership.
State-funded travel is already not allowed to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee. These laws can be hurtful to the LGBT community, and are viewed as a step backwards in human rights by many. Keep reading to learn about some illegal discrimination practices.
Examples of LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace
- Hiring discrimination: Many gay and transgender people experience discrimination in the hiring process. This is illegal, but can be difficult to prove in court. A Los Angeles discrimination attorney can help strengthen your case with thorough investigations.
- Promotion suppression: Lack of promotions is common amongst minority groups who are qualified for better jobs. If a systemic lack of promotion affects certain groups of people like LGBT workers, a discrimination case can be made.
- Pressured to leave: Many LGBT members report feeling uncomfortable talking about their gender or sexual orientation at work, and an unwelcoming work environment causes many to walk out the door.
Los Angeles discrimination attorneys at Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob dedicate their lives to protect LGBT members and other minority groups from being withheld from deserved workplace rights.