PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE
Have You Been Discriminated Against Because Of Your Gender?
Despite numerous efforts to make the workplace gender-blind, women and men are still not treated equally. Comparable worth and equal pay are still more slogans than reality. Women continue to be discriminated against in hiring.
Representation In Gender Discrimination Cases
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 specifically bans discrimination on the basis of gender. Employers are not allowed to make decisions to hire, fire, promote, assign jobs or award benefits to individuals based on their sex.
Representation In Sex Discrimination Cases
A frequent mistake employers make is to subscribe to stereotypical ideas about what roles women should play. Or they see women as “the gentle sex” and therefore should not be given physical jobs. Or they compound the problem by expecting women employees to take on the additional tasks associated culturally or in their own minds as women’s work — making coffee or tidying up the office.
Representation In Compensation Discrimination Cases
Employers sometimes err by not hiring mothers with young children because “they should be home taking care of their kids.” Or they discriminate against women because they are pregnant or may become pregnant. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act bars discrimination related to pregnancy or childbirth.
The blade of Title VII applies to both genders. Men who are discriminated against may also file claims if they are terminated, demoted or not promoted for reasons of gender.
Every gender discrimination case is different. We invite you to contact the employment law attorneys at Mowery Youell & Galeano, Ltd., of Columbus to discuss the particulars of your case and whether you are entitled to compensation.
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