Sex & Gender Discrimination Attorney

Holding Discriminatory Employers Accountable in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Sex and gender discrimination is defined by Title VII to include unfair treatment toward an employee based on their biological sex or gender. Unlawful employment practices include sex or gender discrimination with regards to hiring, firing, advancement, and other conditions of employment. If you need a sex and gender discrimination lawyer in Mt Laurel, call Zeff Law Firm for a free consultation.

Has your employer discriminated against you based on sex or gender? Call 856-778-9700 to discuss your situation with our gender discrimination attorney.

Examples of Sex & Gender Discrimination

When a person is mistreated in some way due to their sex or gender, it constitutes unlawful discrimination. When this discrimination affects a person’s employment, results in harassment, or creates a hostile work environment, the employee may have grounds to file a lawsuit.

Sex and Gender Discrimination Includes Discriminating Based On:

  • Biological sex
  • LGBT issues
  • Sexual harassment
  • Gender stereotypes, such as not acting “masculine” or “feminine” enough

Employers may not enact policies regarding the appearance of employees where undue burden is placed on one sex. For example, employers cannot require female employees to wear uniforms without requiring male employees in the same job to do so as well. Employers can enforce appearance standards provided that they apply to both men and women equally.

"Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country."

- Zachary Quinto

Pay-Based Discrimination

The Equal Pay Act prevents an employer from paying higher or lower wages based on sex. When a man and a woman perform essentially the same job, but are paid different wages based solely on gender, the employer is in violation of the Equal Pay Act. If your employer is paying male and female employees differently for the same work, you may want to discuss the situation with a gender discrimination attorney.

Gender Discrimination Attorneys will help evaluate the merits of your case

Proving a case of gender discrimination can be complicated and difficult. Most gender discrimination lawsuits boil down to the decision-maker’s intent, however it is very difficult to read the minds of employers. Unless the employer admits discrimination, the employee must provide substantial circumstantial evidence to convince the judge that the employer’s action was motivated by gender bias. Before deciding to pursue your claims legally with a gender discrimination attorney, ask your manager why you were not promoted. If your manager claimed you were not assertive enough, you might argue that this is based on gender stereotypes, not on actual qualifications. If it was assumed that you would be unwilling to travel because of your children, you could argue that this was a gendered assumption. If you aren’t satisfied by this or other feedback, file a complaint with your company’s human resources department. If you are still not happy with the response, consult a gender discrimination attorney to discuss the merits of your case.

A Gender Discrimination Lawyer will walk you through the legal process

If you believe that you have experienced discrimination, you may need to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If the remedy provided by the EEOC is not an acceptable, the employee may be allowed to file a lawsuit against the employer. However, the employee usually needs to file with the EEOC first before they can file such a lawsuit. A gender discrimination claim against an employer is generally difficult to pursue without a gender discrimination lawyer because of the difficulty in proving the intent to discriminate. Additionally, there are certain procedures an employee must follow to file a gender or sex discrimination claim. An experienced gender discrimination attorney can help navigate through these procedures. State laws may offer more protection than federal law. Contact our gender discrimination attorneys at 215-694-8885 to learn more.

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