San Francisco Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney

San Francisco sexual orientation discrimination attorneyThe California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is a formidable California law that – among other things – prohibits employment discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. FEHA regulations apply to all private California-based companies with five or more employees and to all public employers in the state. If you are experiencing discrimination at work because of your sexual orientation, speak at once to the experienced San Francisco sexual orientation discrimination attorneys at the law firm of Geonetta & Frucht. With fifty years of combined legal experience, we advocate aggressively on behalf of those who still suffer workplace bias because of their sexual orientation.


Our discrimination lawyers represent clients in cases involving disability discrimination, age discrimination, national origin or race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination. If you are facing discrimination or harassment at your job, a discrimination lawsuit is more apt to succeed if you fully document all incidents of harassment or discrimination and include the dates, times, locations, and names of everyone involved. Hold onto any emails, written correspondence, or other documents that can verify your claim. If there’s a manager, supervisor, or human resources person you trust, go ahead and report the discrimination; the company may be able to remedy the situation internally. But if you fear retaliation or have any other concerns, speak with our experienced San Francisco sexual orientation discrimination attorneys first.


Under FEHA, a sexual orientation discrimination victim must file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Employees only have one year from the date of a discrimination incident to file a claim. If the agency determines that a violation has occurred, you may bring your case to an administrative hearing or move the case to civil court. After our attorneys assess the details of your case, our San Francisco sexual orientation discrimination attorneys can give you trustworthy advice about your best legal options and alternatives. Remember, retaliation against an employee who has reported discrimination is illegal, so you should never fear taking action against your employer. In fact, if you were terminated as a result of your involvement in reporting discrimination, this would be considered a wrongful termination.

At Geonetta & Frucht, we represent victims of sexual orientation discrimination in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout northern California. To discuss your sexual orientation discrimination claim with an experienced San Francisco sexual harassment attorney, please contact us by filling out the form on this site or calling our office in San Francisco today at 415-433-4589 for an appointment. Your initial consultation with a sexual harassment lawyer is free.