- My boss is homophobic.
- My manager and supervisor keep harassing me because I’m a LGBT/LGBTQ worker.
- My employer fired me when it learned that I am homosexual.
- I was not promoted because I’m a lesbian, despite the fact that I have more experience, better reviews, and scored better on the interview scores than the heterosexual that got the job.
The opponents to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (“LGBT”) employees or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (“LGBTQ”) employees in the workplace often argue that United States law has not historically made it illegal to discriminate in employment discrimination based on who an employee is dating or otherwise associated with. This is simply not true. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio Revised Code § 4112.01 et seq., your employer cannot discriminate against you as employee because you are dating someone of a different race, or national origin. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) an employer cannot discriminate against an employee because that employee is associated with a disabled person.