Sexual Orientation

Discrimination Claims for Gay or Lesbian Employees

The employment law firm of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., in Harrisburg advises employees in Central Pennsylvania about their right to freedom from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Neither state nor federal law expressly prohibits employment discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders, but several Pennsylvania cities, including Harrisburg and York, have extended this protection to people employed within those municipalities.

To find out whether you can present a viable claim for damages based on discrimination on the job, contact our office for a free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer. Even if you work in a community that does not protect members of the GLBT community from job-related discrimination, we might be able to find another legal theory for supporting your rights.

Call 866-716-2315 or 717-238-5707 for an Employment Attorney’s Advice

As lawyers experienced with the litigation of workplace discrimination disputes, we will review the basic facts of your situation with you to see how many different legal claims you might have. While most of the people we work with have a good idea of their most obvious employment law claims at the outset of a case, our investigation and detailed analysis of a workplace rights problem often reveals other legal issues that the employee had not even considered.

For example, while discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation continues to be a problem in some industries, we find that sexual harassment against gays and lesbians is a far more widespread problem. Whether or not your city prohibits discrimination, state and federal law will protect gays and lesbian employees — as well as straight employees perceived to be gay or lesbian — from sexual harassment at work.

Find out more about your right to freedom from discrimination or harassment. Contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., for a free consultation about your legal options.

James McCarthy, Jr. is the contributing author to this content.

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