LGBT Workplace Rights in Virginia
Can I be fired for being LGBT in Virginia?
On February 26, 2020, the Virginia General Assembly enacted SB 868, which prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Governor Northam is expected to sign the bill.
“Gender identity” means the gender-related identity, appearance, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth.
“Sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, or homosexuality.
Top-Rated Virginia LGBT Discrimination Lawyers
Hiring a proven and effective advocate is critical to obtaining the maximum recovery in a Virginia discrimination case. U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. To schedule a preliminary consultation, click here or call us at (571) 288-1309. Two of our attorneys have experience enforcing a federal prohibition against sexual orientation discrimination during their service at a federal agency.
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We serve Virginia workers primarily in Northern Virginia, including:
- Tysons Corner
- Falls Church
- Crystal City
- Mount Vernon
- Ballston, and