Gender discrimination, or sex discrimination, are terms used to describe when an employee is treated differently based on their gender. It is illegal on a state and federal level to practice gender discrimination, in respect to the terms and conditions of employment, such as the position, title, pay rate, leaves, schedule or promotions. Gender discrimination can also take place when an individual is not hired due to their gender. At Malonis Law Firm, we have worked on several gender discrimination cases, serving both men and women who have been treated unfairly in the workplace due to their gender.
There are several laws in place to protect employees from gender discrimination. On a federal level, a portion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 help to protect employees due to gender issues. There are protections in place on several levels including sexual harassment. In Massachusetts, state laws have been enacted the protect employees from gender discrimination and sexual harassment as well as pregnancy discrimination.
It can be difficult for an employee to assert their rights based on gender discrimination or sexual harassment issues. Our team of Massachusetts employment law attorneys are ready to help. Our team can provide you with experienced guidance to ensure that all of your rights are protected.
Holding Employers Accountable
If an employer conducts gender discrimination or sexual harassment towards an employee, they need to be held accountable. Such cases can be personal and delicate and require an experienced and seasoned veteran. With our help, your case will have the attention as well as the sensitivity it needs to help investigate your claim. Your employer or former employer will be held accountable for their actions, be it unequal or illegal treatment.
We are experienced in several avenues of discrimination and harassment including gender discrimination in hiring or a promotion within the company, wrongful termination based on sexual orientation and retaliation. It is important to have an experienced attorney by your side to ensure that the employer is held accountable for their unfair or unjust treatment of you, the employee.
Sexual harassment is a common form of discrimination that unfortunately still takes place in the work environment. Both men and women have the right to secure a job as well as perform within their position free of unwanted demands for sexual conduct. Employees also have the right to be free of unwanted communication or sexual behavior that interferes with daily work.
In the workforce, gender discrimination is a real issue, even today. If you or someone you love has been affected at work, be it with gender discrimination or sexual harassment, it’s time to seek legal assistance. With our help, we can review your case and determine the right legal action needed to ensure you are compensated for your treatment and/or the employer is punished for their negative action towards you.
Contact our office today to discuss your gender discrimination case. Our attorneys are ready to help you build a case based on your personal experiences. Schedule a consultation today.