Gender Discrimination Lawyer New York City

As much as we would like to believe that gender discrimination is a thing of the past, it remains disturbingly common in today’s workplace. If a current or potential employer treats an individual unfavorably based on gender, that person may be entitled to compensation.

If you believe you have experienced gender discrimination at work, a New York City gender discrimination lawyer at Joseph & Norinsberg LLC, can help. Our skilled workplace discrimination attorneys have more than 20 years of experience fighting for New York and New Jersey workers, and we are committed to bringing our clients the compensation and justice they deserve.

If You Feel You Have Been Exposed to Illegal Gender Discrimination in a New York City Workplace, You Are Not Alone

According to the ​U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)​, gender discrimination was the fourth leading charge filed in 2019, comprising 32.4% of charges nationwide. In New York state, gender discrimination accounted for 37.5% of all charges, a significant jump over the previous three years.

It’s important to note that people of any gender can experience gender discrimination. While women are more commonly victimized based on gender, men can and do experience it. Federal law also protects transgender individuals from gender discrimination.

New York City Employee Rights and Protection Against Workplace Gender Discrimination

When it comes to employment gender discrimination, you have rights. But you have to know those rights to benefit from their associated protections. ​Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits gender discrimination as it pertains to any facet of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, pay, benefits, and work assignments. It also prohibits discriminatory policies, including policies that apply to all employees but would negatively affect people of a particular gender. These regulations apply to employers with 15 or more employees, employment agencies, training programs, and labor organizations. Working with an experienced NYC gender discrimination attorney will help you understand and protect your rights at work.

What To Do If You Are Being Discriminated Against Because Of Gender In The Workplace

If you believe you are the victim of gender discrimination, the first step is to gather evidence. Written documentation is best, so keep copies of inappropriate or otherwise discriminatory messages or emails. For incidents that can’t be captured first-hand in writing, such as a verbal conversation with your manager about a raise, see if any witnesses to the event would willingly give a statement for you to use in your case.

Many people fear retaliation for reporting gender discrimination at their workplace. This aversion is understandable; gender discrimination cases are complicated and require delicacy. A New York City gender discrimination lawyer from the compassionate and highly-skilled legal team at Joseph & Norinsberg LLC will thoroughly analyze the details of your case, determine how to move forward, and advocate for your rights throughout the entire process. You do not have to tolerate unacceptable behavior at work, nor do you have to address it alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does gender discrimination look like in the workplace?

Gender discrimination comes in many different forms and some are more easily recognizable than others. It can occur between people of the same sex or different sex, between supervisors and employees, between coworkers, and between customers and employees.

  • Sexual harassment:​ Perhaps the most well known, this constitutes offensive comments (either of a sexual nature or about a person’s sex), unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate unwanted touching, obscene sexual gestures, and soliciting sexual favors.
  • Pregnancy discrimination: ​Asking a candidate during an interview if they plan to have children, refusing to provide compensation during maternity leave as required by law, and refusing to provide sufficient break time for nursing mothers as required by law are all examples of pregnancy discrimination.
  • Pay discrimination: ​Under the ​Equal Pay Act (EPA)​, employers must give men and women equal pay for equal work. In this context, “pay” is not just salary and wages, but also things like travel reimbursement, benefits, profit sharing, and vacation and holiday pay.

These are just a few of the many examples of gender discrimination. If you are unsure whether your situation constitutes illegal gender discrimination, a NY/NJ gender discrimination lawyer can review your case to determine your options for legal recourse.

How much evidence does one need to bring a case against an employer?

The amount of evidence needed to build a solid case depends on your unique situation. Generally speaking, the action needs to be ​severe and/or frequent ​enough to create a hostile work environment in which the employee feels uncomfortable, intimidated, or unable to perform their job adequately. Isolated incidents or poorly placed comments ​may​ ​not necessarily constitute illegal behavior, but an identifiable pattern of offensive behavior might.

How much time do I have to file a charge?

In most workplaces, the EEOC requires that a charge is filed within ​300​ ​days of an incident. Regardless, it’s essential to act quickly and start documenting evidence as soon as possible to build your case.

Contact A New York City Gender Discrimination Lawyer Today

If you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, the skilled NYC gender discrimination attorneys at Joseph & Norinsberg LLC can help. Our legal team will thoroughly analyze the unique details of your case to determine how to move forward, and we will remain by your side from start to finish. Contact a gender discrimination lawyer at Joseph & Norinsberg LLC today to book a free and confidential consultation through our​ ​website​ and ensure that your constitutional rights are protected.

Gender Discrimination Lawyer New York City

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ELIZABETH CADY STANTON

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all men and women are created equal.

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