Understanding Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

It’s still one of the major problems facing employees in the workplace today –- gender discrimination. According to a research study by TNS, 68 percent of women who were surveyed believe gender discrimination still exists.

What is Considered Gender Discrimination?

Discrimination all comes down to unequal treatment on the basis of the employee’s sex. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal for an employer to refuse, hire, or fire any individual based on their sex.  For example, two executives have the same work responsibilities. Despite having more experience and a better work ethic than her male counterpart, the female executive is passed over for a promotion that is given to the male executive.

Lawyers Against Sexual Harassment

Another form of gender discrimination is sexual harassment. When we think of sexual harassment, the old stereotype of the boss flirting with the secretary comes to mind. But sexual harassment is much more than that. Employees have the right to perform their jobs without the demand for sexual or romantic favors. In addition, it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that both women and men are treated equally in the workplace, without the threat of unwanted sexual advances.

Sexual harassment is still a major and ongoing issue in many workplaces across the country.

Get Help for Your Workplace Gender Discrimination Case

Do you feel as if you’ve been discriminated against at work based on your gender? The employment lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP can help you with your case. Contact us today for an evaluation of your case.

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