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Have you experienced gender discrimination at work? Mistreating a job applicant or employee because of their gender violates the law.
Sex-based discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee unfavorably due to their sex, including factors such as pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Additionally, it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on their sexual preference, be it heterosexuality, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, or how their sexual preference is perceived. Similarly, an employer cannot discriminate against an employee based on their gender identification, encompassing aspects such as transgender, transsexual, or transvestite identities.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), discrimination based on sex includes actions like unfavorable treatment in hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, or any other terms or conditions of employment.
In the context of harassment, it is unlawful to harass an individual due to their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy. Harassment can include sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and any other form of sexual or non-sexual harassment that creates a hostile work environment or leads to adverse employment decisions.
Employment policies or practices that affect people of a specific sex negatively and are not job-related can be considered illegal, even if they are applied to everyone.
While direct evidence of discrimination, like discriminatory comments or messages, is preferred in employment discrimination cases, it’s not always necessary. Courts understand that employers can conceal illegal motives and do not always leave a paper trail. Hence, plaintiffs can present their case with circumstantial evidence that demonstrates that the termination or adverse employment decision was more likely than not motivated by discrimination.
If you require the assistance of a qualified attorney in matters of sex or gender discrimination, please review the provided case types:
- Gender Discrimination
- Sex Discrimination & Employment Policies / Practices
- Sex Discrimination & Work Situations
- Sex Discrimination Harassment
- Sex-Based Discrimination
Legal Protection Against Retaliation
If you complain about gender discrimination, it is illegal for your employer to take any action against you.
It is illegal for employers to retaliate against applicants or employees who complain about discrimination on the job, file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or any state or city agency, or participate – including being a witness – in an employment discrimination proceeding, such as an investigation or lawsuit.
If you have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to assert your rights. Contact our employment discrimination lawyer today to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced gender discrimination attorney. Let us help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.