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Sacramento Gender Discrimination Attorney

Protecting Your Workplace Rights

Gender discrimination in the workplace involves an employer treating an employee or job applicant unfavorably due to that individual’s sex. Although sex discrimination is predominantly an issue for women, men can also experience setbacks due to their gender. In 2017, 42% of women said that they experienced gender discrimination in the workplace.

If you believe your employer has been treating you unfairly on the basis of your gender, the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton can help. Our Sacramento gender discrimination lawyer has more than 20 years of experience upholding the rights of California workers. We can help you file a claim to rectify the situation and potentially recover compensation for your damages.

Jeffrey D. Fulton has helped numerous clients recover a wide range of remedies for gender discrimination violations, including:

  • Front pay
  • Back pay
  • Reinstatement
  • Hiring
  • Promotion
  • Compensatory damages
  • Punitive damages
  • Payment of attorney’s fees
  • Payment of court costs

How to Spot Gender Discrimination

Unfortunately, many people are victims of gender discrimination and do not even realize it. Although in some cases gender discrimination is blatantly obvious, most often these violations occur in more subtle ways and behind closed doors.

There are several indications that your employer is engaging in gender discrimination, including:

  • Your employer has excluded you from important meetings where only one gender is present
  • Your employer offers promotions primarily to those of one particular gender
  • Your employer suggests that you wear revealing clothing for a client of the opposite sex
  • Your employer distinguishes between males and females by making them take on different duties
  • Your employer has fired you for expressing a change in your gender identity
  • Your employer has not taken reports of sex discrimination seriously
  • Your employer pays you less for performing the same job as someone of the opposite sex
  • Your employer provides you with less support than a coworker of another gender
  • Your employer gives you fewer or less important assignments than your coworker of another gender
  • Your employer treats you as less competent than other workers because of gender

The Equal Pay Act

According to the Equal Pay Act (EPA), it is illegal for employers to pay individuals less because of their gender. Under the EPA, men and women must be given equal compensation for jobs requiring the same skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under the same working conditions in the same establishment. While the jobs do not need to be identical, they must be “substantially equal.” This is determined by the content of the job, rather than the job titles.

The EPA statutes cover all forms of compensation, including:

  • Salary
  • Bonuses
  • Overtime pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Vacation pay
  • Stock options
  • Life insurance
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Benefits

Get Legal Help Today

If you have been discriminated against in the workplace because of your gender, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced employment lawyer. At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we are dedicated to protecting workers’ rights and helping them obtain the best possible outcome in their case.

Practice Areas


Employment Law


Class Actions




Hostile Work Environment


Quid Pro Quo Harassment


Sexual Harassment


Wage & Hour Violations


Whistleblower Retaliation


Wrongful Termination


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