Sex & Gender Discrimination Attorney

Holding Discriminatory Employers Accountable in New Jersey - Call (800) 256-5236

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 (800) 256-5236 to discuss your situation with our 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
  • Gender stereotypes, such as not acting “masculine” or “feminine” enough
  • Sexual harassment

"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

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.

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 an attorney.

We encourage you to contact our law firm at (800) 256-5236 for a consultation.