Protecting employees from gender discrimination

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Posted by Legal Team On September 4, 2015

Everyone deserves to work at a job they enjoy, where they are happy to leave their house and collaborate with peers in order to contribute to society. In an effort to ensure that employees do not dread going to work, the government has granted employees certain rights to prevent mistreatment. California has further bolstered these rights to keep employees satisfied and productive, focusing on their work instead of on issues that make their time at work miserable.

These employee rights include many different protections to ensure that workers are not treated poorly, and, unfortunately, these rights are more necessary than you might think. It is not uncommon for employers to try to take advantage of their employees or discriminate against certain individuals based on disabilities, age or even religion. Another concern that some employees may face is sexual harassment, from which they are also protected thanks to federal and state law.

It may surprise you, but some employers may also discriminate against employees based on their gender. This is particularly common in instances where many executives and managers are male, and they employ female employees. Female employees are generally more likely to suffer sexual harassment or discrimination such as being paid less for the same amount of work. However, it is important to remember that such gender discrimination can also be faced by males.

If you work in California, and you feel that your rights are being violated or that you are being discriminated against at work, it is important to remember that you do not have to tolerate such treatment. If you can prove that your employer has discriminated against you, you could be compensated for the anguish that you suffer. Visit our webpage to learn more about how we can help you take advantage of your rights in the workplace.