Were you the victim of discrimination in the workplace because you are transgender? If so, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer. If you have already considered taking action against your employer, then you might have many questions about how much your transgender discrimination case could be worth.
How much do discrimination cases against employers settle for? What is the average value of a transgender rights discrimination lawsuit against employer? If you have found yourself asking any of these questions, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts here at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with decades of experience handling all sorts of employment claims – always dedicated to fighting for the rights of employees that have been wronged in one way or another. If you were the victim of discrimination because you are transgender, you can trust that our employment attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and win.
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About Transgender Discrimination
Transgender discrimination can look very different from case to case. It can affect hiring, firing, promotions, demotions, disciplining, training, work assignments, pay/overtime (and other compensation, in general), benefits, etc. Of course, it can also include harassment.
On the federal level, transgender discrimination falls under sex discrimination. Based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employers cannot discriminate against employees or prospective employees based on sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity).
On the state level, protection for transgender discrimination can vary as some states do not have employment discrimination laws and rely only on federal laws. In California, for instance, there is state protection for employment discrimination. The Fair Employment and Housing Act, specifically, protects employees from discrimination based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, for instance.
Whether you identify an non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid, intersex, bigender, or simple transgender, you are protected from discrimination in the workplace. If you were subject to discrimination, you can definitely take action against your employer.
What Are Your Options?
If you suffered workplace trans discrimination, you could do a number of things to make sure that your employer is held accountable. What can you do? Consider some of the points listed below:
- You could file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal employment agency that handles employment claims. You can pursue a charge with the EEOC. The employment agency will them follow up with your employer to ensure that they are held accountable.
- You could file a claim with your state’s employment agency. In California, for example, discriminated employees can file a charge with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH is the state’s employment agency that works similar to the EEOC. Often times, these agencies work together to ensure that the rights of employees are protected.
- You could file a civil lawsuit against your employer. You could file a civil lawsuit against your employer; however, filing a civil lawsuit will not be your first step. All employment claims must go through an employment agency. You must be granted the right to sue from the employment agency that is handling your claim.
- You could participate in a class action lawsuit against your employer. If your employer has discriminated against multiple employees, it could be possible to bring forth a class action lawsuit against the employer.
The worst thing that you could do after suffering workplace discrimination is to do nothing and just let your employer get away with it. You have options. One of our experienced workplace transgender discrimination lawyers can help you sue your employer.
What Compensation Could You Recover?
If you suffered discrimination simply based on the fact that you are transgender, you could take action against your employer – you could also potentially recover monetary compensation. More specifically, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following: lost wages (due to being fired, demoted, passed over for promotions, etc.); pain and suffering (for mental and emotional distress caused by the discrimination that you suffered); lost benefits (like lost medical care, retirement accounts, work perks, etc.); punitive damages (awarded as punishment to the defendant). Of course, the specific type and amount of compensation that you could recover will be based strictly on the details surrounding your transgender discrimination case.
What is the Average Value of a Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit?
Every workplace discrimination case is different. Case values depend strictly on the details surrounding the case. Regardless, reviewing past case values and even average values can significantly help claimants understand how much they could potentially receive if their lawsuits are successful. So, what is the average value of a transgender discrimination lawsuit? Discrimination cases, in general, tend to be high value cases. On the lower end of the value spectrum, these cases can be worth at minimum $200,000. It is common for these cases to be worth up to $550,000. In some instances, these cases can be worth a lot more – although the value of the case will always be strictly based on the facts.
For more information about the average value of workplace transgender discrimination cases, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to feel confident pursuing your workplace discrimination case.
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What is the possible value of my discrimination case? What is the average value of transgender discrimination lawsuit? If you have any of these questions or other questions surrounding the potential value of your workplace discrimination claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm immediately. Here at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our employment lawyers are ready to represent you every step of the way and help you sue your employer. Our lawyers can fight for your rights and get you the highest amount of compensation available for your employment discrimination claim.
We are proud to offer free legal services to ensure that our clients have access to all the information that they need to take action against their employers. We offer both free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. You can trust that our employment attorneys are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to either start or continue your workplace transgender discrimination claim. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.
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