What Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

Currently, federal laws, and many state laws, do not prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on their sexual orientation. However, there are a few states and some localities, including Philadelphia, that do prohibit an employer from treating an employee differently based on his/her sexual orientation. For example, it would be discrimination if an employer in Philadelphia refused to promote a gay employee because he is gay.

The laws vary widely regarding sexual orientation discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against based on your sexual orientation, you should contact an employment discrimination attorney to determine what, if any, laws might apply.

Contact Us Regarding Sexual Orientation Discrimination

If you believe that you were a victim of sexual orientation discrimination, fill out our Quick Contact Form located on our home page or call (610) 660-5585. Our experienced attorneys are committed to client satisfaction and obtaining outstanding results in the field of employment law.