Discrimination Based on Sex or Gender...
Sex discrimination or gender discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. Sex discrimination also can involve treating someone less favorably because of his or her connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain sex. Our law firm has been representing victims of sex or gender discrimination for over 25 years. We have handled numerous sexual harassment claims and claims involving wrongful termination, failure to promote, unequal pay, and other improper employment actions based on sex or gender. If you suspect or believe that you have been the victim of discrimination and would like to discuss the rights you have under state and federal law, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers for an in depth analysis of your situation. We will be able to answer any questions you may have and discuss with you the rights and remedies available under the law. Since the time limit for asserting these claims can be relatively short, it is important for you to contact us as soon as possible after the action taken by your employer. If you prefer to call, you may reach us at 904-396-2322.
Sex Discrimination & Work Situations
The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
Sex Discrimination - Harassment
It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.
Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
Sex Discrimination & Employment Policies/Practices
An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of sex, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on the employment of people of a certain sex and is not job-related or necessary to the operation of the business.