We like to say we are living in modern times, but if that is truly the case, why is there still so much gender discrimination going on in the workplace?
It hardly matters what statistic you are analyzing, men seem to have it better. They are harassed less, they get promoted faster, and they make more money. At what point are people going to stand up and say “enough?”
The moment may be upon us. In the waves of the #MeToo movement, we are seeing workplace discrimination issues come to light.
At JML Law, we know the difficulties faced by people who experience gender discrimination on a daily basis and we want to help. When you need the best Woodland Hills gender discrimination attorney, turn to our team so we can recover the compensation you deserve.
Kinds Of Discrimination
We want to briefly cover some of the ways women experience discrimination in the workplace:
- Unequal Pay – Women in the US still only make $0.80 on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Same job, same title, different pay. When it comes to black and Hispanic women, that number is even worse, with them earning 62.5 percent and 54.4 percent less than men respectively.
- Promotions – You may have heard the term “glass ceiling,” which refers to a certain level that women can rise to within an organization. Hint – it is not usually all the way to the top. Women are often left looking up through the glass at the men as they rise the ranks.
- Positions – Often, women are hired for positions that seem like “women’s jobs” and left out of jobs traditionally held by men.
- Termination – Women are often fired for voicing concerns about workplace equality and working conditions.
- Sexual Harassment – Women experience more sexual harassment in the workplace than men do (though men do experience harassment as well). All of it is wrong.
These are just a few ways in which women experience gender discrimination in the workplace.
A Note On Sex And Gender
There is a difference between sex and gender. “Sex” refers to whether someone is born as a male or female. Gender refers to how people identify themselves as, which as we now know, can differ from their sex. Thankfully, more people are comfortable talking about these issues now, but that does not mean discrimination is gone. These issues are important to us as well, and we will be happy to discuss them with you.
What You Can Do
If you think you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, we advise you to seek legal assistance. These cases can be hard to prove, but that does not mean the discrimination did not happen. You have options. Our experienced Woodland Hills gender discrimination attorneys will work with you throughout the whole process and get you the compensation you deserve, from lost income and punitive damages to pain and suffering damages. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation.
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