Federal and Texas employment law requires all individuals to receive equal treatment in employment, without regard to sex or gender. If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, know that discrimination law prohibits such treatment and provides recourse for victims. Discrimination laws in Texas and the United States dictate that employees have the right to work in an environment free from workplace harassment, disparate treatment due to gender, hostile work environments and gender discrimination of all types.
For more than 32 years, Allen discrimination attorney Dan A. Atkerson has helped his clients pinpoint acts of workplace sex discrimination. He then effectively proves discrimination against those at fault.
Gender Discrimination Examples in the Workplace
Gender discrimination does not have to be overt to be unlawful. While employers typically may not have obvious gender discriminatory policies, if a workplace policy or practice does have discriminatory results, the employee may have a gender discrimination claim against the employer.
Common examples of gender discrimination include:
- Different pay for equal work
- Different benefit packages for equal work
- Discrepancies in hiring and firing practices or promotions
- Sexual harassment
- Employment decisions based on pregnancy, childbirth or maternity leave
Coldiscrimination attorney Dan A. Atkerson thoroughly investigates his clients’ claims of workplace sex, gender and gender identity discrimination.
Texas Discrimination Laws Protect Men and Women from Workplace Gender Discrimination
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that outlaws the practice of gender discrimination by employers. Contained within Title VII is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. It prohibits employers from making decisions based on pregnancy or from treating pregnant women differently than other employees with medical conditions.
There is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. It extends the time a person can file an equal pay lawsuit from 180 days since last paycheck to resetting with each subsequent paycheck. This makes every paycheck a new violation of the law. It also renews the 180-day statute of limitations to file.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is another federal labor law that prohibits employers from paying wages to one gender at a lower rate for equal work.
Besides federal wage laws, the Texas Labor Code also prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of race, disability, religion, sex, national origin and age. Federal and state law also specifically outlaws discrimination because of or based on pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.
Did you suffer gender discrimination or wrongful termination due to your gender? If so, then you may have an actionable case against your employer for damages. This can include compensation for lost wages, promotions and benefits as well as for you pain, suffering and mental anguish. Please call our office now at (214) 383-3606 to set up a free, confidential consultation.