Harassment and Discrimination Based on Gender
If you live or work in California and you have been subjected to harassment or discrimination in the workplace based on gender, you can fight back with the help of an employment lawyer at our firm. This type of employment discrimination and/or harassment is illegal. Our firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals in the workplace and will initiate legal action on your behalf to protect your rights and to seek legal recourse in any situation where unlawful discrimination has occurred. We offer a free, initial consultation with an employment law attorney who can evaluate your case and advise you on the proper course of action to resolve it.
Federal equal employment opportunity laws prohibit job discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 governs this type of discrimination. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is another federal law which protects men and women who do basically the same work in the same establishment from wage discrimination based on their gender. In cases of intentional discrimination in the workplace, you may seek monetary damages under the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
Under these laws, it is illegal to discriminate against an individual based on their sex in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, transfer, compensation, fringe benefits, training, pay, retirement plans, disability leave, or any other term or condition of employment. It is also illegal to retaliate against an individual who files a discrimination charge, participates in an investigation into discrimination, or who opposes a discriminatory practice.
Employers are under an obligation to give the same rights, treatment, and benefits to all employees, regardless of their gender. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your gender, it is important that you seek professional legal help from an employment law attorney at our firm as soon as you can.