Discrimination on the basis of gender has been a problem in our country for decades. Indeed, it wasn’t that long ago women were denied the same rights and privileges as men and unfortunately, sex discrimination sometimes still occurs in the workplace today. However, under the law, sex discrimination is prohibited. If you are experiencing sex discrimination, it’s important that you understand that you have legal rights. To learn more about what those rights are and how to take action to protect yourself, call our Austin gender discrimination lawyer today.
What Is Sex/Gender Discrimination?
Sex discrimination, as defined by the Texas Workforce Commission, occurs when a person is treated differently than other employees based on their sex/gender, including a woman’s pregnancy status. Acts of discrimination might include refusing to hire or terminating a person based on their gender, denying someone a promotion or certain benefits based on their gender, requiring an employee to perform certain tasks based on their gender, paying someone less than another employee performing the same type of work with the same credentials based on their gender, and more. Gender discrimination can also take form of gender or sexual harassment if the harassing behavior creates a hostile work environment because of the person’s gender.
Discrimination Based on Identity as Gay or Transgender
The Supreme Court of the United States, on June 15, 2020, issued a decision that extends discrimination protections to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) persons in the workplace. Therefore, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees who are harassed, discriminated against or terminated based upon these characteristics and you can seek legal remedies.
What to Do if You Are Experiencing Sex Discrimination or Harassment
It is important to know that you have legal rights and protections if you are experiencing any form of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, including Sex Discrimination and Harassment. Federal and State laws provide many remedies to victims of harassment and discrimination. You should consider contacting the Law Office of Jeffrey Goldberg to determine what rights you may have and what steps to take. Every case is different, and the nature and extent of the harassment and discrimination varies depending on the circumstances. When and how to notify your employer and whether you should hire an attorney are important issues in successfully dealing with all discrimination and harassment cases. There are also time limitations to file claims with State and Federal agencies. That’s why it’s important to contact the Law Office of Jeffrey Goldberg as soon as possible to assess your case.
How Our Austin Gender Discrimination Lawyer Can Help
Gender discrimination in the workplace is illegal and should not be tolerated. If you are facing sex discrimination at work, we strongly recommend taking action by calling The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Goldberg today. Jeffrey A. Goldberg is an AV-Rated, Board Certified Labor and Employment lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in labor and employment law. At the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Goldberg, our Austin gender discrimination lawyer can help you by gathering evidence, explaining your rights, building your case, managing your claim filing documents, representing you in a hearing, calculating your damages, and more. We understand that bringing forth a claim against your employer may be intimidating and stressful; we will provide you with aggressive representation and make sure that your rights are protected throughout the process.