California Transgender Rights Lawyer

Dolan Law Firm files civil rights action against the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

  • Transgender Woman Settles Suit Against Two Organizations (NY Times)
  • Watch Chris Dolan’s TV interviews on the LPGA transgender suit.
  • Read the October 13, 2010 Press Release
  • Letter to LDA
  • Letter to LPGA
  • Read The New York Times Article: Transgender Woman Sues LPGA Over Policy

You Are No Less Equal

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) states that transgender individuals are entitled to civil rights protection in housing and employment. Transgender persons now have legal remedies to fight discrimination and harassment that did not exist before.

But those legal protections are only effective if you seek enforcement. At The Dolan Law Firm, our California transgender rights lawyers fight for the rights and dignity of transsexual people. As attorneys, advocates, and activists, we help put the ‘fair’ back in ‘fair fight.’

If you have been plagued by harassment in the workplace, have been treated differently in public accommodations, have been denied housing, or been discriminated against by your health insurer, you may have a cause for legal action.

Don’t put up with unfair and illegal conduct. Contact a San Francisco transgender rights attorney today to talk about the situation.

California Transgender Rights


Employment rights :
You have a right to be free from workplace discrimination in hiring decisions, treatment in the workplace, and termination decisions. Your employer cannot fire you because you take medical leave for transition surgery or because you are transgender. You have a right to be free from harassment in the workplace because of your gender identity. You have a right to reasonable accommodations, such as access to appropriate restroom facilities.

If your employer has terminated your employment or changed the terms and conditions of your employment because you came out as transgender or began to transition, you may have a claim under FEHA for damages.


Housing Rights :
Neither a landlord nor a real estate seller, agent or broker can legally discriminate against you for:

  • Changing your name
  • Beginning to dress in a manner that conforms to your gender identity
  • Taking hormones that are appropriate to your gender identity
  • Undergoing a sex-change operation


Equal access to commercial establishments
: As with sexual orientation, your right to service from businesses is also protected.

Healthcare and insurance: The Insurance Gender Non-Discrimination Bill protects transgender persons from discrimination by health insurers and healthcare providers. In addition, if you are a city of San Francisco employee, you may have the right to have your sex-change operation paid for by your health insurance.

San Francisco Transsexual Discrimination Attorney

Christopher Dolan, the founding member of The Dolan Law Firm, was 2008 winner of the Ally Award by the Transgender Law Center. He has repeatedly been named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” by SuperLawyer magazine. He and his firm hold an AV-Preeminent in the Martindale-Hubbell peer-review process for “highest legal ability” and ethical standards.*

See some of the results Mr. Dolan and the firm have received on behalf of GLBT clients in the San Francisco Bay area and throughout California.

Contact Our San Francisco Transgender Rights Lawyers

If you have experienced discrimination or harassment based on your transgender status, we invite you to contact our law office online or call 415-636-8160 or toll free 888.452.4752 for a thorough evaluation of the situation and guidance on how to proceed.

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no fees or costs upfront. If we obtain a recovery on your behalf, we receive a percentage of that recovery. No recovery, no fee.