Sex and gender discrimination in the California workplace is an increasingly hot topic as more women and openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals enter the workforce. While state and federal laws require that these employees are given equal access and protections, they often do not receive these mandated benefits and instead are discriminated against because of their sex or gender identification on a regular basis.
Sex & Gender Discrimination
Sex or gender employment discrimination involves treating a person unfavorably because of the person’s sex. While predominantly an issue for women, sex discrimination can also be directed towards men. This person could be a job applicant or a current employee. If you were discriminated against at work because of your gender or sexual orientation, know that California law is on your side. For example, if you have not been hired for a job, fired, or otherwise harmed in employment because of your sex or gender, then you may have suffered sex or gender discrimination. An experienced employment lawyer can explain more.