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Sex & Gender Discrimination

Don’t let sex & gender discrimination derail your career. Instead hire Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison to protect your rights.

In today’s politically correct climate, very few people would come right out and admit that their decisions are motivated by sex and gender stereotypes. But this certainly does not mean that those stereotypes are dead. The “glass ceiling” is still very much a reality for many women trying to move into positions of power traditionally dominated by men. Of course, men can also face discrimination when working in positions that were traditionally believed better left to women, like nursing or child care.

If you believe you have encountered any type of discriminatory treatment at your workplace due to your sex or gender identity, you can and should consult an experienced discrimination attorney like PLBH right away.

Types of Sex & Gender Discrimination

Sex and gender discrimination often crops up in relation to job actions like:

  • Hiring and firing
  • Promotion and demotion
  • Allocating raises and benefits
  • Assigning hours, work and projects
  • Negotiating leaves of absence
  • Other aspects of the terms and conditions of employment

It is very 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 disparate impact on a particular group, it can be considered discriminatory no matter what the intent behind it may be.

Need Help with a Sex or Gender Discrimination Case?

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. Fortunately, Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison is here to help. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation and we will provide our opinion as to your best move in your case.

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. Through legal action, you may be able to recover compensation for damages such as lost wages, emotional distress, and legal costs. If the discrimination was particularly severe or willful, you may also receive additional compensation in the form of punitive damages. Finally, if you wish, we can ask the court to require your employer to reverse any discriminatory job actions taken against you such as wrongful termination or demotion.

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.

To learn more about your rights and options or to start building your case, call us at (800) 435-7542 today.