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All You Need to Know About Transgender Discrimination

Transgenders are not a particular group of people, but a diverse community which represents individuals with different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Yet, transgenders experience discrimination on a regular basis, which affects nearly every aspect of their lives. Unsurprisingly, the workplace is not an exception, which is evident by The Williams Institute report revealing that 1 in 4 LGBT employees face discrimination. Common problems pertaining to transgender discrimination include refusal to hire, intrusion in privacy, verbal harassment, and physical violence.

Moreover, a summary report by human right campaign foundation shows that roughly 1 in 10 transgender employees quit their jobs due to an unwelcoming work environment. Moreover, if the transgender person is a person of color, then transphobia is further compounded, therefore, they are likely to face much higher rates of discrimination. If you have been terminated due to a prejudiced and discriminatory behavior at your workplace and want to pursue a legal case, it can be highly beneficial for your case to hire an experienced wrongful termination lawyer to seek rightful compensation for your loss.

Transgender people also become a victim of discrimination in career programs that are devised to connect them with potential job training and opportunities. Courts and federal agencies are continuously making efforts to combat this issue by using existing laws against discrimination due to sexual orientation. There are some instances where these laws remedied the situation, however, it does not specifically cover transgender people, therefore, could not eradicate employment bias to a greater extent.

It is imperative for transgender people to raise their voice against prejudice shown by an employer due to their sexual orientation. Non-discrimination laws can provide an optimal solution and oblige businesses to impose strict policies against discrimination to provide training to their employees to adhere to these non-discrimination policies.

Under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, any sort of discrimination against the LGBT community is prohibited. The law also protects you even if you are not a U.S. citizen. Therefore, if you have been subjected to a wrongful termination or are facing discriminatory behavior at your workplace, it can be advantageous for you to get assistance from a competent wrongful termination lawyer with vast experience in litigation. Your attorney will protect your rights and seek rightful compensation. Moreover, they will also help you to navigate through potentially troublesome and problematic issues pertaining to the workplace.

If you feel you have been subjected to wrongful termination or wish to schedule a free consultation with an experienced wrongful termination lawyer, contact the Law Office of Michael Smith at (847) 220-5197.

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