You notice your employer treating you differently from the other staff members on your team, and you believe it has everything to do with your gender. For instance, your employer is paying you less, promoting a far less qualified member of the opposite sex to a position that you earned, and perhaps even harassing you. This is illegal, and you have a legal right to stop it.
That’s where Pimentel Law comes in. If you are experiencing gender discrimination in the workplace, we can help you explore all of your options for enforcing your rights in the state of California.
Your Options When Facing Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Gender discrimination violates both federal and California law. California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of an employee’s gender, gender identity, or gender expression, which means either his or her actual gender or an employer’s perception of the employee’s gender based on an identity, appearance, or behavior different from that traditionally associated with the person’s gender at birth.
To prove gender discrimination, the employee must show:
- He or she was qualified for the position sought or was competently performing in the position held;
- Suffered an adverse employment action (a refusal to hire or promote, demotion, discharge, etc.); and
- Persons of the opposite sex were given more favorable treatment
Discrimination cases can be complex and nuanced, so it is important to consult with an experienced gender discrimination lawyer to find out if you have a case.
If you prove gender discrimination, you may be entitled to loss of past and future wages, money to compensate for the emotional harm caused by the discrimination, punitive damages to punish and deter the employer, and attorneys’ fees.
Seek Legal Help from Pimentel Law Today
If you are experiencing gender discrimination in the workplace, Pimentel Law is fully equipped to handle your case. At our firm, we believe that quality is more important than quantity, so we will focus on achieving the best possible result for you and giving you the personal attention you deserve.
Contact us today to set up a phone consultation. During your free phone call, we’ll explain to you all of your rights and determine the best way to proceed with your gender discrimination case.