Women and men are protected under both the California Code and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act against gender discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Although gender harassment is similar to sexual harassment, there are many forms that this type of behavior can take, including offensive or derogatory gender-specific comments, jokes, posters, or pictures.
It is a violation of your civil rights for an employer to discriminate on the basis of your gender. The Law Offices of Bowman & Associates stands up for women (or men) who are refused a job or advancement, or are mistreated in the workplace, because of their sex.
We represent individuals in sex discrimination cases involving a wide variety of claims, including:
- Disparate treatment between men and women in promotions, salary, commission, or benefits, which could be violations of the federal Equal Pay Act
- Sexual harassment and other violations of Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act or California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Demotion or layoff following a period of pregnancy leave, maternity leave, or time off under the California Family Rights Act, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- Retaliation by demotion or termination following a complaint involving sexual harassment, sex discrimination or gender bias
Gender discrimination usually affects women. Their opportunities are often limited for no reason except gender. Employers forget that the only question they should consider is: Can she do the job? The employment law attorneys at Bowman & Associates aggressively investigate and litigate sex discrimination cases.
As evident in today’s society, women have the ability to perform with equal skill and success in virtually every endeavor engaged in by men — including employment, athletics, academics and politics. Despite this success, discrimination on the basis of sex has a long history in the United States, and its residual effects still operate to keep women’s salaries lower and opportunities fewer in the employment realm. Title VII prohibits private employers from discriminating on several bases, including race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act provides similar protections with some added advantages.
The Sacramento Gender Discrimination Lawyers of Bowman & Associates help clients across California. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sex discrimination, contact our experienced labor law attorneys to schedule your free case evaluation.