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What to Know About Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kansas City 

Sexual orientation discrimination is a type of sex discrimination that occurs when any person is harassed or subjected to unfair treatment because of their sexual orientation. Unfortunately, many employees in Kansas City experience discrimination because of their sexual orientation. This discrimination can have a wide range of effects. In addition to violating a person’s civil rights, it can also affect their employment prospects and career advancement opportunities. If you suspect that you are being discriminated against because of your sexual orientation, it’s important to seek legal counsel from a skilled discrimination attorney

What Constitutes Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kansas City 

Although Missouri and Kansas do not currently have state-wide laws that expressly prohibit sexual orientation discrimination, the United States Supreme Court held in 2020 that sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination are types of sex discrimination prohibited by federal employment discrimination laws (which protect most, but not all, employees in the United States). There are several ways an employer could engage in sexual orientation discrimination. Some scenarios and examples of sexual discrimination in the workplace include: 

    • Wrongfully terminating an employee because of their sexual orientation
    • Refusing to hire a potential candidate because of their sexual orientation
    • Paying an employee unfair wages because of their sexual orientation
    • Engaging in or allowing harassment behaviors to certain employees because of their sexual orientation 
    • Failure of an employer to end discrimination in the workplace
    • Allowing inappropriate statements or jokes about sexual orientation to be made in the workplace

    These are just a couple of common scenarios that describe discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. 

     

    How to Know if I’m Being Discriminated Against Because of my Sexual Orientation?

    While some forms of discrimination are very obvious—such as direct, inappropriate remarks—others are more subtle. In fact, it is more common for discrimination to be less obvious and hard to identify. However, while identifying sexual orientation discrimination can be tricky, there are some red flags to look out for. 

    For one, potential candidates should pay close attention to the questions they are asked during the interview process. If your interviewer asks you about your sexual orientation, it could signal that your sexual orientation is a factor in the hiring process. 

    Additionally, if you observe inappropriate comments about sexual orientation in your workplace or feel like you are the subject of rude jokes, you may be experiencing sexual orientation discrimination. The best way to determine if you are experiencing sexual orientation discrimination is to consult a skilled discrimination attorney.

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Contact the Kansas City Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyers at Hollis Law Firm

No person should experience discrimination at work because of their sexual orientation. If you feel like your employer is allowing discrimination in your workplace, it’s important to take action. Meeting with a skilled discrimination attorney is the best way to determine if you have grounds for a sexual orientation discrimination claim. 

At Hollis Law Firm, our team is dedicated to fighting for employee rights in Kansas City. Our skilled attorneys will ensure your rights are upheld and keep your best interests at heart. Contact our skilled sexual orientation discrimination lawyer at (800) 701-3672 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.

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