Understanding Gender Discrimination

Discrimination on the basis of gender has been around for many years. While in today’s world, women have the ability to be as equally as successful as men, there are still effects that certain genders may experience due to the old thoughts on gender equality.

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.

What Is Gender Discrimination?

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.

The Law Protects Men And Women From Gender Discrimination

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.

The attorneys at Maduff & Maduff have more than 20 years of experience in employment law, specializing in discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights, and wage and overtime theft. Contact us to see how we can help with your employment law needs today.