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LGBT Discrimination

Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender Discrimination

Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation occurs whenever an employee is harassed, treated unfairly, or is denied certain benefits simply based on his or her sexual orientation.  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination is not explicitly prohibited under any current federal law.  However, recent legal decisions have suggested that LGBT discrimination may be illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a form of sex discrimination.  LGBT discrimination is also illegal under Philadelphia ordinance and under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

Determining whether to pursue a legal claim is an important decision. You should be aware of your rights and prepared to take action if your rights are violated. Bell & Bell LLP offers free initial consultations, and we will take the time necessary to understand your situation and concerns.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you should seek immediate legal assistance. For a consultation with a lawyer at Bell & Bell LLP regarding age discrimination, call 215.569.2500 or contact us online.