If you are gay or lesbian, you may be wondering what employment rights you have. Presently there are no federal laws that provide protections for employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. However, many states have enacted laws that ban employment discrimination based solely on a person’s sexual orientation. Additionally, many companies have enacted their own policies against sexual orientation discrimination. If you have been terminated and feel is it due to your sexual orientation, it is important to remember that each state’s laws are different and you should contact an attorney in your area as soon as possible to discuss your particular set of circumstances.