Gay Rights


Long Beach, California, Gay Rights Attorneys


Protecting Individuals From Wrongful Termination and Discrimination


The California Fair Employment and Housing Act firmly prohibits employers and landlords from discriminating against individuals based on their sexual orientation. The language is clear, and yet people continue to be passed up for job opportunities, promotions, housing loans or apartments because of their sexual orientation.


For more than 20 years, the attorneys at Andrea Cook & Associates have worked to protect individuals’ legal rights. We were at the forefront of gay civil rights, including handling precedent-setting cases that contributed to the addition of sexual orientation as a protected class to prevent housing discrimination. We are compassionate, yet aggressive trial lawyers well prepared to fight hard and seek the maximum compensation possible for you.


We are strong advocates for gay rights. The lawyers at our law firm have protected hundreds of individuals discriminated at work or from housing opportunities. We are not family law attorneys, but we are happy to provide referrals for experienced family law attorneys. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation.


Fighting for Gay Rights

Part of our success stems from our focus on protecting individuals’ rights. We take time listening to each client’s story to understand their specific situation, whether they were wrongfully terminated or passed up for job opportunities because of their sexual preferences. Our background has prepared us to handle cases involving subtler forms of discrimination, such as:


• Demoted to positions not interacting with clients
• Forced to take more or less overtime hours
• Provided less compensation or benefits
• Expected to work unfavorable shift times
• Required to work in poor working conditions


We also have a strong background successfully representing clients harassed while working. Do not settle for being the butt of jokes — we are ready to mount an aggressive case against your employer.


Seeking Maximum Compensation
The strategy at our law firm is to devote as many resources as necessary to each case in effort to keep ahead of the other side. Immediately, we begin working with investigators and witnesses to develop a persuasive legal argument, ready for trial. We are tough attorneys, devoted to obtaining maximum compensation for clients.


We Are Ready to Fight for You
We have a deep understanding of the equal opportunity rules companies must follow. We are ready to fight for your rights and can help you maximize your severance agreement package. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.



The Long Beach, California, office of Andrea Cook & Associates A Law Corporation represents clients throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, including Beverly Hills, Torrance, Santa Monica, Glendale, Pasadena, Pacoima, Carson, Compton, Burbank, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Los Angeles County, and Orange County, as well as Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, and other cities and towns in Santa Barbara County and Ventura County


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