Over the past few decades, the gender equality movements have made some major strides in empowering women to pursue the same work opportunities as men. The state and the federal government have established laws in the majority of the states that require employers to pay the same compensation to employees regardless of gender. As per the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are prohibited from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The laws state that people who are responsible for performing the same kind of job with similar qualifications (but are of different genders) should be given equal compensation. However, even though the government has created many rules to ensure equal opportunities for females, unfortunately, there are still many employers who may pay a woman less than a man for doing the same job. It is considered gender discrimination.
Many women feel powerless or helpless in such a situation and seldom seek legal assistance. However, if you have been a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, it is crucial to be aware of your legal rights. If an employer treats an employee/applicant differently during hiring, firing, promotion, compensation, or benefits based on their gender, the victim can choose to sue their employer for gender discrimination. Cohen & Fitch LLP has been assisting victims of gender discrimination at the workplace for over 15 years. Our Gender Discrimination Attorneys are well-versed in assisting clients with various kinds of gender discrimination lawsuits to achieve the justice they deserve.
How does gender discrimination affect people in the workplace?
Although gender discrimination may happen to any employee whether man or woman, gender discrimination against women in the workplace is especially more prevalent in American workplaces. Here are some of the most common examples of gender discrimination in the workplace.
- If a candidate meets all the qualifying criteria for a job but is simply not hired because of their gender and instead the position is filled with a less qualified candidate of the other gender.
- If a candidate who has shown exemplary performance at work and received excellent performance reviews, but is consistently not considered for the promotions in the company solely due to their gender
- If a candidate (such as a female employee) is getting paid less salary than their colleague (such as a male employee) with the same job profile who is performing the same work and is equally or less qualified than them.
- If the company employs any new policies which favor one gender while it may put applicants/employees of the other specific gender at a direct/indirect disadvantage for a job that they would have otherwise been able to do.
Gender discrimination is a violation of laws set forth by the U.S. state and federal government. So, if you have been in any of the above situations or have felt discriminated against in the workplace due to any other reasons, it is highly recommended to consult with Gender Discrimination Attorneys at Cohen & Fitch LLP for expert assistance.
Cohen & Fitch LLP has a long-standing successful record of assisting clients with lawsuits against gender discrimination in the workplace. Whether you have experienced gender discrimination in pay, benefits, promotion, or any other basis, our Gender Discrimination Attorneys in Brooklyn, NY are ready to guide you.
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