You may have been exposed to disparaging remarks concerning your gender. An employer’s gender-related stereotypes may have affected your ability to receive equal pay and or job benefits you were entitled to. If sex discrimination has affected your ability to do your job, we can help you fight back. A Los Angeles gender discrimination lawyer from the Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez will stand alongside you, every step of the way.
Miguel S. Ramirez is a Los Angeles employment lawyer who has experience on both sides of gender discrimination cases. He understands what you have endured and has firsthand knowledge of how employers and their defense lawyers will try to downplay your claim. Put his 20 years of legal experience to work for you. Free consultation at 213-975-0003.
When dealing with complicated legal matters like gender discrimination, it is helpful to have someone in your corner who understands how the process works. Hiring an experienced gender discrimination lawyer can only benefit you in the long run, especially when building your case and representing your interests in court. A lawyer can help you gather evidence, collect witness statements, spearhead negotiations with the other party, and provide you with legal counsel throughout.
Under California and federal law, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender (sex). Sexual harassment is one form of gender discrimination, but it can take many forms, including:
Perhaps you noticed a supervisor being partial toward members of one particular gender. You may feel that your gender caused you to be passed over for promotion. You may have been wrongfully terminated and replaced by someone of the opposite sex. Or perhaps your employer retaliated or failed to take action when you reported gender discrimination by co-workers. These are injustices that an experienced attorney can help correct.
A: A gender discrimination lawsuit occurs when someone is discriminated against for whatever reason due to their gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This can include sexual harassment, favoritism, unequal pay among genders, sexual assault, verbal or physical abuse, and/or retaliation for reporting discriminatory actions.
California’s anti-discrimination laws heavily favor employees seeking compensation for workplace misconduct. Seeking a claim for a hostile work environment brought on by gender discrimination is entirely possible if you can provide evidence of differential treatment.
A: California does not allow discrimination against anyone based on sexual orientation or gender. There have been a number of significant acts passed by the state that enforce gender equality, such as the California Equal Pay Act, which prohibits employers from paying their employees differing amounts based on their genders, and Title IX, a federal law passed in 1972 that ensures males and females in an educational setting are treated equally.
A: California’s fair employment laws make it illegal to discriminate against anybody in the workplace based on their age, gender, sexual orientation, race, medical conditions, religion, ancestry, or national origin. The intention is to create a safe, all-encompassing workplace where everyone employed there feels like they belong or at least are not looked down on. The laws also protect against retaliation for reporting discriminatory behavior or seeking damages in court.
A: A protected class is any particular group of people that have been deemed protected against discriminatory behavior by federal law. Any of the following groups are protected legally from being discriminated against under penalty of legal action:
Launching a gender discrimination suit against your employer can be daunting and stressful. You could be permanently changing your relationship with your employer. You may be unsure of how to deal with the situation without facing other employment issues like retaliation.
We can help alleviate those fears by helping you develop your case into the strongest it can possibly be. Deciding to pursue an employment claim of any kind is a big decision that could impact the rest of your life. You shouldn’t take it lightly, and we can provide careful, considerate advice on how to help you succeed in your endeavor.
Contact our law office to speak with an experienced Los Angeles Gender Discrimination Lawyer if you have experienced or witnessed workplace gender discrimination. Please call 213-975-0003 or contact us online. We take cases throughout the Los Angeles metro area and Southern California.