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Gender/Sex discrimination at work can be blatant and come in the form of sexual misconduct, whether physical or verbal. But more often, discrimination based on your gender/sex takes less overt forms. Some examples include women being treated adversely because of their gender, a man or woman being treated differently because of their sexual orientation or gender expression, getting passed over for a promotion in favor of a less qualified male or straight employee, receiving poor performance reviews because of your gender or sexual orientation which leads to wrongful termination, unequal pay, and additional scrutiny/comments over appearance.
While these things occur most often among employers with a traditionally male workforce or in circumstances involving a woman who requires a pregnancy disability leave or who simply becomes pregnant, they are not limited to these circumstances and can occur at any job, even at the hands of a female co-worker or supervisor.
The most important thing to know about gender/sex discrimination, is that it requires an “adverse employment action” to be considered discrimination under the law. Therefore, actions like termination, demotion, failure to promote, etc. – things that adversely affect your job – need to have occurred as a result of the discriminatory treatment.
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What Is Considered Gender/Sex Discrimination?
Gender/Sex discrimination in the workplace can be one of the easiest things to spot — or the hardest. It all depends on the situation. Despite increased attention to gender equality, gender biases remain. Below is a list of the most common examples of gender/sex discrimination at work:
- Unequal Pay
- Failure to Promote
- Wrongful Termination
- Receiving Poor Performance
- Scrutiny/Comments Over Appearance
We cannot list all "Gender/Sex Discrimination" violations, please contact us today for an initial case evaluation. You will speak with one of our attorneys to discuss your situation. You will receive information concerning your particular matter and you can evaluate whether our attorney fits your needs and comfort level.
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