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:
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:
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:
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.
Learn more about what the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton can offer our clients by scheduling your free case evaluation today. Get in touch with us by filling out our online contact form.
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