Gender discrimination at work can have a severe impact on those it affects, from ill-health caused by psychological stress to loss of income caused by unequal pay, sick leave, or sudden termination of employment. If you believe your employer is discriminating against you on the grounds of your gender, contact our specialist Anaheim gender discrimination attorney for a confidential discussion about what legal action you can take.
Gender discrimination is another prevalent ongoing issue in today’s world. It can take many different forms but overall it means an employee or job applicant is treated differently because of their sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The terms sex and gender have different meanings, when it comes to laws against discrimination at work the two terms are used interchangeably. We know from racial discrimination that sometimes workers experience wrongful treatment due to the color of their skin or race. This is also a problem that runs parallel to gender discrimination.
Some examples of gender discrimination include but are not limited to:
We advise that you consult with a professional because not all gender discrimination is intentional or even explicit. In order for workplace discrimination to be considered illegal, it must involve treatment that negatively affects the terms and conditions of your employment. This is directly speaking to the responsibilities, rules, and benefits of the job.
Gender discrimination is an illegal act under both state and federal laws. It occurs when an employer treats a person unfairly on the grounds of their gender – for example, refusing to hire a person, firing them, or paying them less than their co-workers purely on the basis of their gender. Californian state law was updated in July 2017 to include the protection of gender identity to include people who are transgender and who are at every stage of gender realignment. As a result, workplace gender discrimination law also requires employers to ensure they have policies on:
Gender rights in the workplace are also covered by federal law, by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964. This law requires equal treatment for employees of all genders regarding:
There is a statute of limitations of one year from the last episode of gender discrimination by an employer, so contact your Anaheim JML Law gender discrimination legal team to discuss your case without delay!
An Anaheim gender discrimination attorney from JML Law can hold your employer to account for failing to protect your civil legal rights. We have many years of experience in dealing with these types of cases, so if you believe you may be entitled to bring a gender discrimination lawsuit against your employer, contact us in confidence.
Our lawyers will be ready to file a gender discrimination case on your behalf. While many settlements are reached out of court, we will litigate on your behalf in court if required. We are always committed to obtaining a just, successful settlement or verdict for our clients. JML Law has many years of experience of recovering discrimination compensation from employers who fail to properly protect your rights at work, and in the past, we have successfully won damages for our clients in cases such as:
We have a successful track record of winning economic damages for our clients who successfully settle or are awarded damages by a court. Damages can include lost earnings and attorney fees, as well as awards for emotional distress and punitive damages.
To discuss your gender discrimination case with our highly experienced lawyers, schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team by calling today at 818-610-8800. Remember, we only get paid if we win your case.
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