common civil rights violation
Discrimination based on gender (sometimes referred to as sex discrimination) is a common civil rights violation that takes many forms, including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and unequal pay for women who do the same jobs as men. Unfortunately, most U.S. women are all too familiar with all of these inequalities. If you believe you have been treated unfairly because of your gender, please contact us. We can help.
It is important to note that, depending upon the type of claim you may be entitled to bring, there may be very short time limitations for you to pursue relief. In Montana, this time period may be six months or less from the time of the discriminatory act. Therefore, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.
Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person's sex.
Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII.
The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person's sex. Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person's sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
In addition, an employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of sex, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on the employment of people of a certain sex and is not job-related or necessary to the operation of the business.
We understand the damage caused by gender discrimination. We have have witnessed it first-hand, and we understand the harm it can cause. We will be here, by your side, helping you obtain the relief you deserve. You do not have to suffer under a "glass ceiling" any longer.
For more information on what might constitute gender discrimination, as well as what legal rights you have, please read our blog articles and contact us directly. We can help you further understand how important it is to fight the horrible illegalities of discrimination, as well as determine what your legal rights are.