Sex/Gender Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of “sex” with respect to any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment – including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotions, layoffs, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.

“Sex” includes both sex, meaning the biological differences between men and women, and gender, a person’s appearance and behavior regardless of their assigned sex. Thus, an employer is prohibited from taking adverse employment actions because of an individual’s gender or stereotypes connected with gender.

Despite many advances in gender relations, gender discrimination against women in the workplace is still prevalent. If you are being treated differently at the work because of your gender, our office can help. Contact our office today to discuss your legal rights.