13418 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA.
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4030 West Hemlock
Oxnard, CA.

California is a leader in offering protection to workers based on sexual orientation. If you feel that you have experienced harassment or discrimination in the workplace because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or transvestite, you may be entitled to compensation.

Karl Gerber is the founder and lead trial attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. He began fighting for LGBT rights in the workplace, during the 1990s before many of the present legal protections existed. In 2023 he obtained $350,000 for a lesbian sexually harassed by a male manager who wanted to make her straight. Other victories include a won binding arbitration involving male on male sexual harassment, and a ground breaking case in the 1990s involving an automotive dealership manager fired for using the women’s bathroom before her lower gender reassignment surgery was complete.

Our attorneys represent employees in all types of employment discrimination cases. In Southern California, we have offices in Oxnard and Sherman Oaks. We handle cases in all parts of California including Bakersfield and Riverside where we also have offices. Contact us to discuss your case. Call 805-200-0100

Protecting Workers From Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination based on sexual orientation can take many forms, from failure to promote to wrongful termination. Harassment is different from discrimination in that it involves offensive comments or touching. Both types of conduct are illegal in the workplace under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Male on male conduct can be sexual harassment. So can female on female.

Discrimination and harassment can work both ways. If your boss is gay or lesbian and harasses you because you are straight, you may have a claim against your employer. Likewise, employees who want to turn you straight may be liable for sexual harassment orientation.

You do not have to put up with harassment or discrimination in the workplace. Your employer has a duty to investigate sexual orientation harassment and discrimination claims and could be found liable if it fails to do so. It is also illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for reporting harassment or discrimination, or for supporting another's claim.

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, speak out and consult a Ventura County Sexual Harassment to see how we can help. Harassment in the work environment is never tolerated. You should always feel protected in your work environment. If you are a victim of sexual orientation harassment, contact an Oxnard Lawyer to handle your case. Serving all of Ventura County including: Agoura, Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Westlake Village. To speak to our sexual orientation lawyers, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all employment law cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español.