Whether you are male or female, you can be affected by gender discrimination in the workplace. Gender discrimination occurs more often than people think and when it does, it is a violation of the employee’s rights. At V. James DeSimone Law, our Los Angeles employment lawyers have three decades of experience in the field and we have seen countless cases involving gender discrimination. This is a difficult situation that could take on many forms and it is important to remain aware of the various ways in which discrimination occurs.
Some examples of gender discrimination include:
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires that if an employer shows preferential treatment against a female employee solely because of their gender this is an illegal action under federal law. If male employees receive better training opportunities, have more promotional potential, or receive higher salaries for the same job performance, this would violate federal law. While certain men may find that other men have similar interests to them, they can not extend preferential treatment to those men over women that have better job performance statistics simply because they have common interests with men. It is important to note that in some cases, places of employment have romantic relationships occur. In these instances, favoring a romantic partner over another employee with a similar or better work performance record could also constitute discrimination under the law.
In order to build a strong case of discrimination against your employer for illegal discrimination, you must provide evidence that suggests that the discrimination was much more than simple preferential treatment or favoritism. As a result, you may need to have concrete examples of when another person received bonuses, additional compensation, access to trainings, or other benefits not afforded to you. At the end of the day, a supervisor, manager, and employer has to make decisions that will benefit some employees and not others. Not all employees can receive promotions and bonuses. Therefore, some employees will receive preferential treatment and others will not. Whether or not this is an illegal action rests on whether or not the decision to promote or provide additional compensation to another employee is based upon race, sex, gender, age or the presence of a disability. Consider the following as you attempt to build a discrimination case based on employment discrimination:
As an employee – male or female – you have rights that protect you from discrimination due to your gender. You deserve to be treated fairly based on your abilities. If you have been the victim of gender or pregnancy discrimination, you may have a chance to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation. Our team has achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts and we are confident in our ability to help you too.
When you call V. James DeSimone Law, you will speak directly with your attorney. This means that you will always have access to someone who truly understands your case and every aspect involved. Whether you are in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino County, or anywhere else in Southern California, you can rely on us to be there for you during your time of need. Gender discrimination is a serious matter and taking legal action is important to not only help yourself, but to also prevent this from happening to other workers in the future.
If you need to talk to a Los Angeles gender discrimination attorney regarding your specific situation, we urge you to call V. James DeSimone Law today and schedule a consultation. Our intake team will meet with you personally to discuss the specific circumstances of your matter, and also how we might be able to assist you. Our intake team takes the time needed and special care with each new potential client to determine if, and how we can help.
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