Gender Discrimination

 

There are different forms of gender discrimination that can occur in the workplace. An employer cannot treat an employee of one gender differently than persons of another gender. For example, it is illegal to pay a woman less money than a man, when they do the same job.

 

In addition, an employer cannot discriminate against a person by requiring him or her to engage in sexual conduct as a condition of keeping his or her job. This is called “guid pro qou” harassment.

 

Finally, it is illegal for an employer to create or allow a work environment to become “hostile” because of offensive and unwelcome conduct or speech. A hostile work environment can be created whenever such conduct or speech affects a term or condition of the victim’s employment.

 

If you've been the victim of sex discrimination, contact us directly.