Gender/Sex Discrimination & Employee Rights
Sadly, even with all the social reform and progress of the past few decades, the glass ceiling still exists within many American companies today. On average, businesses continue to pay female employees less than male employees for the same position, promote women less frequently than men, and create work environments that are hostile to women.
Gender Discrimination And The Law
Gender discrimination or sex discrimination (not to be confused with sexual harassment) is illegal under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and federal laws under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is against the law to:
- Treat women differently from men in the workplace.
- Pay male employees more than female employees for similar work.
- Unfairly promote male employees ahead of female employees who are similarly qualified.
- Have policies that have a disparate impact on male and female employees.
- Discriminate against pregnant employees.
Examples Of Sex Discrimination In The Workplace
Employers can discriminate against women employees in many different ways. For example, a company may reserve certain types of jobs for employees of a certain sex. Gender discrimination may include the creation or toleration of a work environment that is intimidating, offensive or hostile to women.
You do not have to put up with gender discrimination in the workplace. The Armstrong Law Firm‘s discrimination lawyers seek compensation for wrongs you have experienced in the workplace.
Furthermore, your employer cannot take adverse actions against you because you report sexual harassment. If you are wrongfully terminated or retaliated against because you reported gender discrimination or supported another person’s claim, you may have a separate legal action against your employer.
Schedule Your Free Consultation And Discuss Your Case
If you have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, the San Francisco sex discrimination attorneys at The Armstrong Law Firm are here to enforce your rights.
We represent both men and women in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, including Marin County, San Jose and Oakland. To schedule a free initial consultation with our reputable San Francisco sex/gender discrimination lawyers at The Armstrong Law Firm, call 415-692-0462 or contact us online.