Dallas Sexual Orientation
Assistance with Legal Employment-Related Issues for the
Every employee should have their performance judged by their actions, not their sexual orientation. However, some employers do judge employees and make their hiring or promotion decisions based upon the sexual orientation of employees. Everyone inside and outside of the LGBTQ community deserves employment that is free from discrimination. While it shouldn’t be the case, Texas can make it tricky for cases involving straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or asexual individuals.
If you are LGBTQ and have suffered sexual orientation discrimination in your past or present workplace, we encourage you to contact a Dallas sexual orientation discrimination lawyer at Scott Law Firm PLLC.
The Legal Basis for Claims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination
In 2020, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII covers sexual orientation. Under Title VII all employers with at least 15 workers are required to not consider include sex in their employment decisions. Both state and federal law protects workers from sexual stereotyping as well. Employers cannot dictate how masculine or feminine employees may present and are not allowed to ignore harassment stemming from the presentation that is thought to be outside of accepted norms.
Until the Supreme Court or Congress passes blanket legal protections for LGBTQA+ individuals there will continue to be controversy surrounding the legal protections available to the community. We make it our business to keep up to date with the latest legal developments.
Consulting with an Experienced Attorney
You should not worry that who you love will affect your ability to get a job or any other aspect of your employment. It is degrading and harmful to all involved for sexual orientation-based discrimination to occur in Texas workplaces. If you have suffered this type of discrimination then we may be able to help you move forward with your life.
We Go to Court for You
With 17 years of defense experience, Matt Scott is confident in the courtroom and knows how to strategize and position your case well in trial.
Board Certified Attorney
Matt Scott has held his Board Specialization in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for nearly 20 years.
Honesty & Transparency
Matt Scott isn't interested in wasting anyone's time. You can expect honest, straightforward answers to your questions to get the help you need.
No two cases are ever the same. If Matt Scott takes your case, he will create a legal strategy that fits your unique situation and meets your personal needs.