This fact sheet is not legal advice. It gives you general information only.
There are federal, state, and local laws that protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination including harassment. This fact sheet talks about federal law protections for LGBTQ workers. In June 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear in a case called Bostock v. Clayton County federal laws protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination.
For these protections to apply your employer must have 15 or more employees. Depending on your state or city, you may also have other protections.
If you are facing LGBTQ-related discrimination in the workplace, the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund can help connect you to attorneys. Attorneys in our network will do a first meeting with you for free to discuss your situation. Learn more here.