Gender Discrimination Proudly Serving All of California

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

Call (916) 318-3388 or contact us online to begin taking legal action against your employer for gender discrimination.

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.

Call (916) 318-3388 today to begin discussing your case with our Sacramento gender discrimination attorney.

Aggressive Litigation that Gets Results

Our Victories
  • Case Against Public Employer $500,000 Settlement

    $500,000 settlement and dismissal of adverse action in a case against a public employer.

  • Discrimination Case $1.7 Million Verdict

    Assisted in obtaining a verdict for $1.7 million in an employment discrimination case

  • Reimbursement Case $800,000 Settlement

    $800,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Reimbursement Case $600,000 Settlement

    $600,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable sexual harassment verdict for a low wage fast-food worker.

  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Settlement

    Significant confidential settlement for a victim of sexual harassment in a healthcare setting.

  • Wage & Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to pay wages and reimburse expenses case.

  • Wage Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable verdict on behalf of an employee for failure to pay wages owed.

  • Whistleblower Case $1.5 Million Verdict

    $1.5 million verdict on behalf of whistleblower clients against public entity.


Clients Tell Their Stories

  • “Jeff Fulton and his entire office were invaluable in helping me through a very difficult time in my career.┬áHe found confirmation in my paperwork that backed up my claims and walked me through the process and answered my questions before each next step. I ”

    - Previous Client
  • “He spent so much time with me and really did a great job explaining every little detail to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone!”

    - Lisa B.
  • “He saved me from a pretty terrible work situation. I'm so much happier at work now and I would not have been able to succeed without his services.”

    - Megan W.
  • “Jeff and his team have empathy, compassion, and just a friendly way about them that is so friendly. I thank them for helping me and in more ways than financially. I can truly say this law office changed my life.”

    - Previous Client
  • “I understood the law and my rights so that I could go forward without being intimidated. I appreciated the time he took to explain the finer points of employment law to me.”

    - Christine H.


What You Can Expect With Us
  • Over 20 Years of Legal Experience

    With extensive employment law experience in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Fulton is well-equipped to help you navigate your case.

  • An Aggressive Litigator with a Compassionate Ear

    As an attorney with extensive trial experience, Mr. Fulton will not only listen to your concerns but will also fight for your cause.

  • Free Initial Case Evaluations

    You won't have to pay for the first discussion about your case with our attorney.

  • Affordable Legal Services

    In most cases, you don't pay unless we win. If you just need legal advice, we offer affordable consultations.


Schedule a free initial case evaluation with Jeffrey D. Fulton today to discuss your case.