Milwaukee Sexual Orientation Attorney
If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) individual . . . or if others perceive you as such, Wisconsin law does not allow employers to base the terms or conditions of your employment on that fact. When you are harassed because of your real or perceived orientation, what must your employer do to stop the harassment? Fortunately, the State of Wisconsin protects against harassment on the basis of sexual orientation.
However, perhaps your experience has proven otherwise at your Milwaukee area workplace. To discuss your claim of discrimination on the job based on sexual orientation, schedule a free initial phone consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.
In 1982, Wisconsin became the first state in the country to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is defined as being or perceived as being heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. This means that it is unlawful discrimination for your employer to use your sexual orientation to discriminate against you in hiring, discharge, matters relating to your compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. Denying you, either through segregation or classification, employment opportunities, or otherwise adversely affecting your status as an employee is also unlawful.
If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of your sexual orientation, please contact us to discuss your options.