Sex & Gender Discrimination Attorneys in New Jersey
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Employees have a right to equal opportunities in the workplace, where those opportunities are independent of the influence of sex and gender based stereotypes, free of unwanted demands for romantic or sexual relationships, or unwanted communications or behaviors of a sexual nature.
Employment should never be determined, influenced, or hampered by sex-based discrimination, whether during the hiring and recruitment process or during the employee’s tenure of employment. If you were discriminated against at work because of your sex or gender, you have the right to pursue compensation with our New Jersey sex discrimination attorneys.
Contact The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. today by calling (856) 746-6332 to schedule a free initial consultation with our firm.
What is Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace?
The workplace must be an equal opportunity environment for both men and women. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, it is illegal for an employer to treat employees differently solely based on gender or sex. Sex and gender discrimination laws protect both men and women from issues such as unequal pay, sexual harassment, and positional bias.
The following examples are ways in which an employers might be committing sex or gender discrimination:
- Compensating men more than women for the same work, despite equal qualifications and responsibilities.
- Engaging in position bias, such as assigning secretarial roles only to women due to a misguided belief that they are better suited for such roles or refusing to hire a woman for a position based on unfounded assumptions about her suitability for the role.
- Utilizing hiring policies based on outdated perceptions of gender roles.
- Fostering an “old boy's club” mentality that promotes and rewards men over women.
- Allowing or turning a blind eye to sexual harassment.
- Perpetuating outdated, gender-based stereotypes about how individuals of a certain gender should act, dress, or behave at work.
- Engaging in pregnancy discrimination based on maternity or parenting roles.
- Denying qualified employees for promotions and favoring less qualified individuals of the opposite sex.
If you think you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to call Morgan Rooks PC. We know that experiencing any workplace issue can be tremendously stressful when you reasonably believe that your livelihood is in danger.
Discrimination Based on Gender Identy or Sexual Orientation
Sexual orientaion and gender identity are protected characteristics under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which makes it illegal for your employer to discrimate against you because you are a homosexual, transgender, bisexual, non-binary, etc. Discriminatory acts against members of the LGBTQ+ can include being passed over for a promotion, being harassed, or being fired because of your gender identity or sexual orientation.
What Laws Protect You From Sex Discrimination?
A number of state and federal laws protect employees from sex and gender based discrimination. These include:
- The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
If your employer violated any of these laws, you have a case for sexual discrimination. Call our New Jersey sex discrimination attorneys today at (856) 746-6332 to get started on your claim.
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