Gender discrimination in the workplace has the ability to affect many people, and gender inequality at work can be experienced in small companies as well as big ones. In September, Microsoft became the latest tech firm to be accused of gender discrimination. The class action lawsuit charged that the company unfairly discriminates against female employees by giving women lower scores in Microsoft’s numerical ranking, keeping women from being promoted to higher-level positions.
Microsoft is only one of many companies that have been accused of gender discrimination and if you or a loved one has been discriminated against due to gender, the gender discrimination lawyers at The Law Offices of Joseph & Norinsberg are dedicated to fighting for your rights. Contact our office for a free case evaluation.
What is Gender Discrimination?
Gender discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of that person’s sex and can happen at any part of the employment phase including hiring, compensation, and wrongful termination. Gender discrimination can come in a variety of forms such as taking women less seriously than men, preferring or promoting one applicant over another of equal or greater qualifications based on whether the person is a woman or man, or treating someone less favorably because of his or her connection with an organization that is generally associated with people of a certain sex. Though women are more likely to be discriminated against based on gender, depending on the occupation, men are discriminated against in the workplace, as well.
What Law Governs Gender Discrimination?
Gender discrimination in the workplace is considered a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws. Gender discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is also a violation of these laws. New York City Human Rights Laws, particularly, prohibit discrimination in employment based on gender, including gender identity, and under this law it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to refuse to hire, terminate, or discriminate against an individual based on gender. In conjunction, New York City and State have retaliation laws in place if an employer retaliates against an employee for seeking justice.
Need Legal Advice About Gender Inequality At Work?
Being discriminated against at your workplace based on your gender is never an easy matter and retaliation for standing up for your rights is a real fear. Though this fear is real, the federal government as well as New York State protects its citizens against this form of discrimination and retaliation. The Law Offices of Joseph & Norinsberg represents employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of sex. We are committed to enforcing the rights of employees who have been subjected to discriminatory decisions in the workplace as a result of stereotypes and erroneous assumptions about their abilities and performance based on sex. If you or a loved one has been discriminated against based on gender, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (212) JUSTICE or [email protected] for a free case evaluation.