Sex & Gender Discrimination

Experienced Sex & Gender Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California

While very few people outright admit that sex and gender stereotypes motivate their decisions, it doesn’t mean that those stereotypes no longer exist. Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace based on sex and gender is pervasive and both men and women experience it. If you believe you have encountered any type of discriminatory treatment at your workplace due to your sex or gender identity, you should speak with an attorney. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we recognize that sex and gender discrimination can take many forms in the workplace. Our dedicated team of sex and gender discrimination lawyers in Southern are here to provide you with expert legal guidance and representation to address sex and gender discrimination effectively.

Facing sex & gender discrimination at work? Contact our workplace discrimination lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

What Qualifies as Sex & Gender Discrimination?

Sex and gender discrimination involves treating an employee unfairly or unfavorably due to their sex, gender identity, or gender expression. This may include:

  • Unequal pay or benefits based on sex or gender.
  • Harassment or hostile work environments related to sex or gender.
  • Denied opportunities, promotions, or job assignments due to gender bias.
  • Retaliation for reporting or opposing sex and gender discrimination.
  • Assigning various duties or types of tasks only to specific genders.
  • Ignoring or giving more consideration to comments made by one gender than the other.
  • Repeated behaviors that make you feel unwelcome or create a hostile work environment based on your sex or gender.

When an employer takes any adverse employment action against you based on your sex or gender, that is considered discrimination. It is also important to note that discrimination can occur even when seemingly neutral policies are used to make these kinds of decisions. If a practice or policy ends up having a negative impact on a particular group, it can be considered discriminatory no matter what the intent behind it may be.

What Are Your Rights as an Employee in California?

The California Fair Pay Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) serve as the primary legal safeguards against gender discrimination for employees in California.

Under California’s FEHA, gender discrimination is explicitly defined as:

  • Refusing to provide training based on an individual’s gender or sex.
  • Refusing to hire an applicant due to their gender.
  • Terminating an employee based on their gender.

Despite these protections, sex and gender discrimination complaints are highly prevalent in California. Being the victim of sex or gender discrimination can be very stressful and upsetting, and you may very well be confused about your rights and options. That is why you should call Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison to assist with your case.

What Compensation Can You Seek for a Sex & Gender Discrimination Case?

In a sex and gender discrimination case, you may be eligible to seek various forms of compensation, including:

  • Lost wages due to discrimination.
  • Compensation for future income losses resulting from the discrimination.
  • Damages for emotional pain, suffering, and anxiety.
  • Punitive damages that punish employers for particularly egregious discrimination cases.
  • Attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with your case.

If the discrimination was particularly severe, you may also receive additional compensation in the form of punitive damages. If you prefer, we can also ask the court to require your employer to reverse any discriminatory job actions taken against you such as wrongful termination or demotion. During your free initial consultation, we can discuss the specifics of your case and your wishes as we help you determine the best path forward.

How Can You Prove Sex & Gender Discrimination in the Workplace?

Cases involving sex and gender discrimination can be difficult to prove. It requires thorough evidence and documentation to prove not only that the discrimination occurred, but that the action was motivated by gender.

Things you will need to provide when building a case include:

  • Document Incidents: Keep a detailed record of any incidents of discrimination, including dates, times, locations, individuals involved, and descriptions of what occurred.
  • Report the Discrimination: Notify your employer, HR department, or a supervisor in writing about the discrimination. You should submit a complaint in writing, preferably by email to create a paper trail, and retain a copy for yourself. Follow your company’s internal procedures for reporting any incidents.
  • Preserve Evidence: Save any relevant emails, texts, voicemails, social media posts or documents related to the discrimination. Collect witness statements. Have your personnel file including performance reviews. Keep company’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies. This evidence can be invaluable in building a strong case.
  • Seek Legal Advice: Consult with an experienced discrimination lawyer to understand your rights and legal options.

Building a strong case is essential to successfully proving sex and gender discrimination. The experienced sex & gender discrimination lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison can help you through the process to build a compelling case.

Why You Need a Sex & Gender Discrimination Lawyer to Secure Justice

Navigating sex and gender discrimination cases can be complex. A skilled lawyer will help you through the complicated process to gather evidence, submit your claim, and defend you against your employer.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we are highly regarded sex and gender discrimination lawyers in Southern California for several reasons:

  • Our team has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each sex and gender discrimination case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating sex and gender discrimination cases of all types.
  • We have the #1 Jury Verdict in the United States for 2022.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
  • We offer risk-free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison is here to help. If you have strong grounds for a discrimination claim, we will make sure the necessary steps are taken to enable you to pursue legal action against your employer.

Contact our Skilled Sex & Gender Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California for a Free Consultation

Everyone should be able to work in a safe environment, but unfortunately, gender inequality runs deep throughout our country. This is especially true for the workplace. If you’ve experienced sex or gender discrimination at work, don’t hesitate to seek justice. Contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison at (800) 435-7542 for a free initial consultation. We will do everything in our power to resolve your case quickly and successfully in arbitration or mediation with your employer, but if necessary, we can also fight for your rights and interests in court.