Discrimination of any kind in the workplace is not okay, whether we are talking about discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, pregnancy status, age, or more. Discrimination must be dealt with, or it can become a destructive factor in the workplace. At the Kaufman Law Firm, our team is here to help if you need a Los Angeles gender discrimination attorney by your side. We understand how gender discrimination can affect a person both professionally and personally, and we are here to help ensure that any person who experiences this type of discrimination receives the justice and compensation they deserve.
When we look at the information available from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we can see that their definition of “sex discrimination” refers to treating an applicant or an employee unfavorably because of their sex. Federal laws do state that discrimination against a person because of their gender identity, including discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or transgender status, is illegal.
Additionally, California prohibits employers from discrimination based on an employee’s gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
During the latest reporting year in this country, the EEOC brought more than 23,532 total charges against employers across the US for discrimination based on sex. This accounted for more than 32% of the total charges filed by the EEOC that year.
Under both federal and state law, gender discrimination is forbidden in every aspect of employment. This includes discrimination when making decisions based on the following:
Gender discrimination shows up in the workplace in many different ways. This type of discrimination can lead to the following:
If you or somebody you care about has experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, you need to seek legal assistance today. At The Kaufman Law Firm, our team has extensive experience helping clients who have faced workplace discrimination throughout Southern California. Our goal is to investigate these claims and help secure any compensation that our clients may be entitled to for what happened to them, which can include:
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.