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Gender identity is gaining awareness across the nation, and unfortunately, there are no statewide protections for individuals who are discriminated against based on gender identity. However, many localities have passed laws that consider gender identity discrimination similar to other types of discrimination on the job, including discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. Here's what you need to know to fight gender identity discrimination on the job. 

What Pennsylvania Localities Protect LGBTQ+ Individuals from Discrimination in the Workplace?

The localities in Pennsylvania that have laws in place to uphold the right to not be discriminated against on the job based on gender identity, include:

  • Boroughs of Bristol
  • Conshohocken
  • Doylestown
  • Jenkintown
  • Lansdowne
  • New Hope
  • Newtown
  • State College
  • Swarthmore
  • West Chester
  • Allentown
  • Bethlehem
  • Easton
  • Erie
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburg
  • Pittston
  • Reading
  • Scranton
  • York
  • Abington
  • Cheltenham
  • East Norriton
  • Haverford
  • Lower Merion
  • Springfield
  • Susquehanna
  • Upper Merion
  • Whitemarsh

Forms of Gender Identity Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination based on gender identity in the workplace can take many different forms. If you've experienced any of the following, you may have been discriminated against based on gender identity.

  • Not being hired despite meeting all job experience and qualification requirements
  • Being terminated without other due cause
  • Being passed over for promotions/raises/other job benefits
  • Being excluded from training opportunities that your co-workers have access to
  • Being harassed at work by your co-workers or supervisors

In many cases, it may be difficult to find clear evidence that someone was discriminated against due to gender identity on the job. However, if you feel that you may have been a victim of gender identity discrimination in the workplace, it's important to discuss your case with an employment law attorney as soon as possible.

Contact Sean A. Casey, Esq. Today

Attorney Casey is an experienced employment lawyer who has handled a wide variety of workplace discrimination cases. He can review the evidence and circumstances surrounding your case and the locality in which you work to determine if you may be able to bring legal action against your employer for discrimination based on gender identity. Sean A. Casey has the skills and resources to aggressively represent you both in and out of court, and will zealously advocate for your rights every step of the way.

Contact Attorney Casey today for a consultation to go over your case by calling (412) 201-9090.

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