Your Gender Shouldn't Determine Your Vocation
Many industries have stereotypes for which gender they attract. Women tend to be teachers; men tend to be in sales. Stereotypes do not define everyone, nor should they affect hiring when a competent person applies for a job not typically held by his or her gender. Further, there are industries that tend to push one sex or the other into certain jobs. All of this is gender discrimination and you don't have to tolerate it.
Representing Women and Men
Many women in particular have to face the inability to obtain employment, unfair firings and limitations to their upward mobility because of the deeply ingrained stereotypes held by employers.
Women are not the only ones who suffer from gender or sex discrimination, however. In this changing world, where women are breaking the glass ceilings every day, more and more men can suffer the same treatment they have been perpetrating for years. For either sex, not hiring or promoting someone, or paying them differently, based on their gender is illegal and you need to stand up for your rights.
Come in and tell our attorneys your story. Our thorough understanding of the law will help us discover the instances of discrimination against you as we talk, so we can give you all of the options available to go forward.
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You also have the right to expect that if you report this discriminatory behavior to your human resources department or other appropriate authority, you shouldn't be retaliated against for doing so. This can take place as harassment, a sudden shift in your performance reviews or disciplinary actions being taken against you.
The Federal statute of limitations on filing for a discrimination case dictates that you must file within 300 days of an adverse action. So, if one week your boss says he or she objects to you because of your sex and the next week fires you because of your sex, you need to file within 300 days of the first event for both of them to be considered in your case. If your case is older than 300 days, don't worry, we can still help you in state court if it is less than three years since you experienced discrimination or retaliation.
The sooner you come in and talk to us, the more we can help. Memories fade quickly, and companies can paper over events that took place. Our lawyers know what to look for and how to use it to your best advantage. We are not afraid to take your case to court to bring it to a successful resolution.