How Men and Women Are Facing Gender Discrimination In Today’s Workplace

Gender discrimination is not a new concept, as it has been around for quite some time. And while in today’s world, women have the ability to be as equally as successful as men, there are still things that certain genders may experience due to outdated and age old thoughts on gender equality.

Men and Women Are Both Affected By Gender Discrimination

However, women are not only victims of gender discrimination, but men can be as well. Whether is may be in the form of discriminatory job standards or unfair pay, men are also experiencing gender discrimination in today’s workplace too.

Gender discrimination is defined as discrimination on the basis of one’s gender, or sex, resulting in unequal treatment when it comes to hiring, promoting, salaries, working conditions, as well as sexual harassment.

Understanding Gender Discrimination Laws 

As with other types of workplace discrimination, there are laws in place in order to protect men and women from gender discrimination.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects men and women from gender discrimination, making it illegal from occurring in the workplace. With this law, employers are prohibited from refusing to hire, promote, or terminate an employee on the basis of their gender, as well as prohibited from depriving an employee of other employment opportunities due to their gender.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also includes the prohibition of sexual harassment in the workplace as well as retaliation against any employees who decide to file a discrimination claim.

If you feel that you are a victim of gender discrimination, or any other form of discrimination, contact an employment attorney immediately, such as the experienced attorneys at Maduff & Maduff. From discrimination, to wage theft, to harassment, contact us to see how we can help with your employment law needs today.