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You Can Fight Gender Discrimination With Help From Our Employment Attorneys

Men and women are nearly equal when it comes to participation in the American workforce. However, other aspects of the work experience are far from equal, including pay, opportunities for advancement and job protections.

The progress that has been made can largely be credited to workers who have been willing to stand up for their rights in the courtroom. If your job and career have suffered due to gender discrimination, our attorneys at Employee Justice Legal Group PC are ready to help you fight for equality, accountability and compensation.

California’s Gender Anti-Discrimination Laws Apply To Everyone

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or applicant based the employee’s gender. While rates of gender discrimination are higher for women, men can and do face workplace discrimination as well.

The FEHA also makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate based on someone’s gender identity and gender expression. At a time when the rights and safety of transgender individuals are under attack nationwide, this is an especially relevant and important legal protection for California workers.

Signs Of Gender Discrimination In The Workplace

Gender discrimination takes many forms, including:

  • Posting a job opening which accepts only one gender (such as “only male applicants”)
  • Disproportionately hiring or promoting candidates of one gender more than another
  • Not hiring someone because they are transgender
  • Firing someone because they are transitioning
  • Providing fringe benefits to only one gender in the office
  • Paying someone less because of their gender

It’s important to remember that pregnancy discrimination is also a form of gender discrimination. If you faced disparate treatment or adverse employment actions due to being pregnant, you may have two legal claims.

Was The Discrimination You Faced Part Of A Larger Pattern?

When discrimination exists in a given organization, it rarely exists in isolation. If one woman was regularly passed over for promotions due to her gender, for instance, it is reasonable to assume that is has happened to others as well.

Our attorneys will help you identify and document discriminatory patterns and practices that your employer may be exhibiting. In doing so, we can strengthen an individual claim against the business or discuss your options for bringing a class-action lawsuit. We also represent whistleblowers who report illegal practices like widespread gender discrimination.

Employee Justice Legal Group PC has helped many clients achieve substantial settlements and jury verdicts against their employers, including in cases challenging some of the wealthiest corporations in America. Our dedicated and experienced lawyers display an in-depth understanding of the law as well as exceptional skill and confidence in the courtroom.

We Are Here To Help – Contact Us Today

Our firm offers free initial consultations to all prospective clients so that you can tell us your story and explore your options. We also take cases on a contingency fee basis – you don’t pay any legal fees until and unless we help you recover compensation.

To get started, contact our Los Angeles office by calling 213-669-4771. You can also submit an online contact form.