Gender discrimination is illegal. Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII. We represent clients who have suffered discrimination in areas such as:
- Hiring – Job postings and hiring decisions must be gender neutral.
- Firing – When someone is terminated and replaced by a less qualified individual of the other gender, discrimination may be at play.
- Pay – A person’s gender cannot be a factor in determining his or her salary or wages. When men are disproportionately paid more than women, there is a strong inference of discrimination.
- Pregnancy – Firing, or refusing to hire or to make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant woman is discriminatory under city, state and federal law.
- Promotion – If one gender never seems to get promoted, discrimination may be a factor.
- Sexual harassment –Unwanted sexual conduct in the workplace is illegal. Perpetrating or tolerating this behavior is discrimination under federal, state and city law.
Benefits – The law requires equal access to healthcare and other benefits.