Typically gender discrimination in the workplace happens to women, however, this is not always the case. Over 40 percent of all employed women and less than 19 percent of men have faced gender discrimination in the workplace. Employers are required to abide by all laws pertaining to gender discrimination in the workplace. If your employer has violated your employment rights, contact JML Law in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 for a free case evaluation. Consult with an experienced Gender Discrimination Attorney about your rights and what damages you could seek. You could be entitled to damages for lost wages, reinstatement of employment, compensation for lost benefits, attorney’s fees and/or courts costs.
Laws Prohibiting Gender Discrimination In The Workplace
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 protects employees of both genders, who have equal qualifications and ability to do the same work for the same employer, from not receiving the same opportunities because of their gender. San Francisco abides by California employment discrimination laws and states that it is unlawful:
- For an employer, because of the race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status of any person, to refuse to hire or employ the person or to refuse to select the person for a training program leading to employment, or to bar or to discharge the person from employment or from a training program leading to employment, or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
- This part does not prohibit an employer from refusing to hire or discharging an employee with a physical or mental disability, or subject an employer to any legal liability resulting from the refusal to employ or the discharge of an employee with a physical or mental disability, if the employee, because of a physical or mental disability, is unable to perform the employee’s essential duties even with reasonable accommodations, or cannot perform those duties in a manner that would not endanger the employee’s health or safety or the health or safety of others even with reasonable accommodations.
If you have been discriminated against by your employer, you are going to need legal representation to ensure your case reaches its full merit. Here at JML Law in San Francisco, our attorneys are expert litigators. Typically most cases settle out of court, however, our Gender Discrimination Attorneys are fully prepared to take your case to court.
What To Do
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), releases annual discrimination statistics. According to the 2017 EEOC report, over 25,600 charges were filed against employers for gender discrimination in the U.S. San Francisco’s residents are legally entitled to a non-discriminatory workplace. Your civil and employment rights in the workplace are outlined and guaranteed by federal and state laws. If you feel that your employer has discriminated against you because of your gender, contact JML Law in San Francisco today at 415-692-3462 or visit our website at www.jmllaw.com for a free case evaluation.
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