Gender inequalities have long been a problem in America’s workplace. Roughly 42% of women, at some point during their career, have faced gender discrimination in its many forms. Antidiscrimination laws, theoretically, shatter the unwritten “glass ceiling policy” where men are given advancement opportunities instead of more qualified women. Unfortunately, workplaces in California are mired in discrimination battles even as we speak.
JML Law, deeply experienced in litigating employment discrimination, offers victims of gender inequality competent representation from an experienced Los Angeles gender discrimination attorney. The firm has taken on well-funded corporations, government agencies and medium-sized businesses who display bias toward one gender. Our strength is in settlement negotiation, although we prepare all cases for jury trial should discussions break down.
Californian’s Right to Discrimination-Free Work
Pay gaps and promotion opportunities are the two hardest hit areas in corporations where gender discrimination is the underlying issue. While 25% of professional women report earning less than their male counterparts for identical work performed, only 5% of males report the same. Most of the women referenced above have bachelor’s degrees or higher.
As one of Los Angeles’s preeminent employment law firms, JML Law has spent four decades defending worker’s rights in a myriad of suits, with a good share of those gender discrimination-related. Men who receive preferential treatment at the workplace, including more attractive benefits packages and extended time off work, while women fight to get even the slightest pay increase is one instance where employers are liable civilly for gender bias.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which you’ll find referenced often on our site, protects women and men from being downplayed or discriminated against when applying for work, requesting FMLA time away from work, or advancing within the company. Furthermore, Executive Order 11246 prohibits companies with federal contracts over $10,000 from discriminating against anyone based on sex. Current employees and applicants are covered under these laws provided workplace has greater than 15 employees.
As a Californian, you’re afforded the right to work at a discrimination-free workplace. Those employees who feel they’ve got a substantial case of gender discrimination should contact an esteemed Los Angeles gender discrimination attorney at JML Law immediately. This includes employers with affirmative-action plans that violate them concurrently with EEOC statutes.
JML Law Represents Victims of Sexism
Women who are discriminated against ‘because females should wear pants at work’ and are denied promotion or pay increase as a result, are also victims of sexism. The landmark Price Waterhouse case tried in the US Supreme Court set the precedent that women who are forced to conform to a certain dress type in order to advance or receive pay increases are indeed victims of gender discrimination.
Nondiscriminatory practices in hiring, advancing, and increasing the pay of employees are the only practices permitted by California and federal law. Statutory, punitive and noneconomic awards are common in cases where women or men are mistreated because of gender.
Victims of gender partiality should contact a Los Angeles gender discrimination attorney at JML Law today.
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