am a woman 44 years of age, and I have been unemployed
since Aug 7th, 2000 because of a discrimination
issue. I worked for this company for 24 years,
and all the attorneys I talk to say I don't have
a case because Indiana doesn't recognize lesbian
issues! The EEOC says I can sue the company for
discrimination other than the issue at hand, but
that is basically avoiding the subject. There
have been other issues of why I was dismissed
after 24 years, but will only discuss on a personal
level with someone that will listen and understand!
I don't know who to talk to that will listen.
Any suggestions as to who I could contact and
discuss this situation with? Really would like
to put my mind at ease talking with a feminist
who knows law and procedure.
you for listening!!!
knowing more about your specific form of discrimination
- and only guessing that it has solely to do with
your sexuality - my instinct is to refer you to
LAMBDA, The Gay & Lesbian Legal Defense Fund,
which is based in New York City among other places.
There is also the National
Gay & Lesbian Task Force, which, among other
things, handles workplace discrimination. And
the Anti-Defamation League.
there are also groups that deal specifically with
workplace discrimination, regardless of one's
sexuality - gender discrimination is gender discrimination.
For instance, 9to5:
the National Association for Working Women
which has a job hotline and also state networks.
Their main office is in Milwaukee, WI at (414)