California has long established laws and regulations which prohibit employers and landlords from discriminating against individuals based on their sexual orientation/identification. The language is clear, and yet people continue to be passed up for job opportunities, promotions, housing loans, apartments or harassed because sexual orientation or gender status.
Despite these protections, according to FBI data from 2019, there has been a rise in anti-LGBTQIA hate crimes, including rates of police brutality. The LGBTQIA community continues to face threats, harassment, and violence online, and regularly see comments that deny their humanity and right to exist. This is evidenced by nearly 670 anti-LGBTQIA bills which have been filed since 2018 (ACLU) in other states.
For nearly 30 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 lawyers, well prepared to fight hard and seek the maximum compensation possible for you.
We are strong advocates on behalf of the LGBTQIA community. The lawyers at our law firm have protected hundreds of individuals who have been discriminated against in and out of the workplace. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation.
Fighting for the LGBT Community
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. Our background has prepared us to handle cases involving subtler forms of discrimination, such as:
- Bullying and Harassment
- Failure to hire
- 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 Law Offices of Andrea Cook and Associates have long been committed to the welfare, equal rights and the ability to right legal wrongs among the LGBT community. For the LGBT community, every aspect of their rights, including the right to equal protection under the law are implicated in the workplace, market place, access to health care and governmental agencies and services. Rights which are granted by the legislature are only as good as our ability to enforce such rights. Andrea Cook and Associates can partner with you in fighting for your rights.