Despite the advancement of equal rights for all, gender discrimination in the workplace continues to be a significant issue. Gender or sex discrimination on the job occurs whenever a person is treated differently on the account of their gender and may have an impact on anything related to employment, whether it’s during the hiring process or when promotions occur. Furthermore, sexual harassment is a considered a form of gender discrimination that is prohibited under federal law.
If you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment in the workplace based on your gender, our New York employment litigation attorneys at White, Nisar & Hilferty, LLP can help you fight back. We have succeeded on behalf of employees in numerous cases involving discrimination, including gender discrimination. Let us help you prepare for your case and protect your rights.
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In order to have a case for gender discrimination, the issue at hand must involve different treatment that negatively affects the terms or conditions of employment. This includes things such as employment status, job position, work duties, work schedule, pay rate or salary, and advancement and training opportunities.
A derivative of sex discrimination is sexual harassment. All genders have the right to a safe working environment and are able to perform their jobs free of unwanted demands for romantic or sexual relationships, or unwanted behaviors and communications of a sexual nature that interview with their ability to do their work.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 offers protections against gender discrimination in employment. Employers are not allowed “to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his [or her] compensation, terms, or privileges of employment, because of such individual…sex” and “to limit, segregate, or classify employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise affect [the individual's] status as an employee, because of such individual's...sex….” Additionally, Title VII protects individuals from gender discrimination in apprenticeship and on-the-job programs, retaliation for opposing a discriminatory employment practice, and sexually laced advertisements for job positions.
While our society has come a long way over the past several decades, we still have a long way to go. No matter what gender you are, the fact remains that gender discrimination continues to occur in the workplace. Our New York employment litigation attorneys have the experience, skill, and commitment to provide you with the legal counsel and guidance you need to get the justice you deserve.
Contact us at (646) 760-6493 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.