LGBTQ Attorney in Amarillo
Advocating for the Rights of the LGBTQ Community with Personalized Legal Representation
The Law Office of Laura E. Copp is staunchly committed to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community. The legal landscape for the LGBTQ community is constantly evolving. While the legal world has made progress in LGBTQ protection, there are still thousands of hate crimes targeted towards the community yearly, and the community is still facing discrimination in the workplace and other areas of their lives.
For example, between 11-28% of LGBTQ workers report losing a promotion due to their sexual orientation, and 27% of transgender workers report being fired, not hired, or denied a promotion in the past year. The workplace is not the only place that LGBTQ community experiences discrimination. These injustices have cost the community their homes, access to education, and even their ability to engage in public life. Not only is this kind of treatment wrong, but it is illegal, and the Law Office of Laura E. Copp is dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable and creating the kind of America we can all thrive in.
Gay rights are human rights, and our firm works to defend those rights. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on “sex,” protects employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken the position that the LGBTQ community is protected under Title VII, and we are here to enforce that protection in every case we pursue. Some of the kinds of lawsuits and case types we pursue to protect the LGBTQ community include:
- Gender identity and gender expression discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Retaliation for asserting protected LGBTQ rights
- Sex stereotyping
- Family, medical, and other leaves of absence
- HIV/AIDS status discrimination
- Executive compensation negotiations
- Severance negotiations
- Partnership matters
- Class actions and impact litigation
- General employment-related problems
When to Seek an LGBTQ Attorney
If you feel that your legal rights need to be represented by someone who truly understands the needs of the LGBTQ community, then working with a team like the Law Office of Laura E. Copp will be in your best interest. We have a truly in-depth understanding of human rights, which means we have an understanding of LGBTQ rights and will use it to make sure you are getting the fair treatment you deserve. Whether you have been unfairly discriminated against, or you simply need help with a divorce, name change, or gender marker change, we will be there with knowledge and compassion every step of the way.
The Law Office of Laura E. Copp is familiar with national laws and rights that pertain to the LGBTQ community, and we are also familiar with local courts and judges. This allows us to utilize our connections and experience to make sure the law works for you and that your rights remain protected. You can trust that we will go the extra mile to preserve your protections. We will handle the legal side of matters so that you can focus on living the life you deserve to live.
If you need an LGBTQ attorney in Amarillo who you can trust to defend your rights and protect your peace, the Law Office of Laura E. Copp is here for you. Give us a call at (806) 424-4330 or contact us online to learn more about what we can do for you.
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