In the past, employers could deny jobs to people because of their sex, religion, or race. They could discriminate against their employees and potential employees and it would be totally legal. Thanks to Title VII, employers can no longer discriminate against people because of their race or religion. Employers also cannot discriminate against anyone because of their sexual orientation.
Title VII is part of the Civil Rights Act and it was enacted in 1964. Basically, the law states that people cannot be discriminated against because of their religion, sex, race, or where they come from. People are now protected at work and this law has made a big difference in the lives of millions of people.
People were routinely turned down for jobs and they were often fired or harassed if they did get hired. There was nothing that anyone could do about it. If you think you have been discriminated because of your sexual orientation, you might want to speak with an employment lawyer. You could decide to sue your employer and if your case is strong you could be eligible to receive sizable compensation for your hardships.
If you have a strong case, you can find a lawyer who won’t charge anything upfront. Hiring a lawyer is expensive and if you can find one who works on contingency then you won’t have to worry about coming up with any money in advance. The lawyer will get paid when they get a settlement against the company you used to work for.
Taking legal action if you have been discriminated against is a good choice because you don’t want to let your employer get away with unethical and illegal behavior. In addition, you will be helping prevent them from doing this to anyone else. Taking legal action can help ensure that your employer doesn’t try to do this to anyone else because the only time they are likely to listen is if they get punished financially. Many corporations only pay attention to money so if you affect their finances, they are going to be more likely to stop their illegal practices.
Title VII is a wonderful law and it can help protect you in a variety of situations. When you have been treated unfairly by an employer, Title VII is there to give you legal back up if you decide to sue.