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Sex Discrimination - Gender Discrimination

Federal law and many state or local laws prohibit employers from treating an employee unfavorably because of their sex or gender. Sex discrimination may include, for example, being denied promotions, paid less, given worse job assignments, being denied training opportunities, or fired, among other decisions that effect a term or condition of employment. Unlawful sex or gender discrimination also includes what is referred to as disparate impact discrimination. Disparate impact discrimination is when rules or policies that apply to all employees, irrespective of their sex or gender, uniquely affect employees of one sex or gender. 

Importantly, sex discrimination also includes pregnancy discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, and gender-identity discrimination.

To prove that you experienced sex or gender discrimination, you need to show that you were treated worse on account of your sex or gender. There are several way to do this. One way is by showing that similarly situated employees of a different gender were treated better than you. Another way is to show that a decision maker, supervisor, or boss was motivated by sex or gender animus, such as if they have a history of using offensive sexual language or made derogatory remarks about sex or gender. Please CALL US today to talk about your facts and evidence, and to see whether this Firm can assist you. 

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