San Francisco Gender Discrimination Lawyer

San Francisco Gender Discrimination Lawyer

San Francisco Gender Discrimination Lawyer

Legally and ethically, employees should be provided with opportunities in the workplace that are based on their abilities and experience, not their gender or gender stereotypes. Unfortunately, not all managers share this philosophy, and their employees are negatively impacted because of it. A San Francisco gender discrimination lawyer from Minnis & Smallets can help you if you believe you are the victim of workplace gender discrimination. 

What Constitutes Gender Discrimination?

Generally, workplace gender discrimination occurs when an employee is denied a right based on their gender that they would otherwise qualify for. It is treating employees differently, merely based on their gender. Workplace gender discrimination in the state of California can take on several forms. Some of the most common are:

  • Refusing to hire a potential job candidate
  • Firing or discharging an employee
  • Denying an employee reinstatement
  • Forcing an employee to quit
  • Harassing employees
  • Refusing to choose someone for a training program
  • Discriminating against a person by way of compensation or conditions of their employment
  • Writing employees up or disciplining them for something employees of a different gender do not get punished for 
  • Being denied a job, forced out on leave, or given fewer work hours or assignments because of a pregnancy

If you have experienced any of the above or other actions that you feel are discriminatory against you because of your gender, discuss the circumstances with an experienced San Francisco gender discrimination attorney. Your employer may be breaking the law, and you could be entitled to compensation for this, but the only reliable way to determine this is to meet with legal counsel. 

Is Gender Discrimination Illegal?

When it comes to employment, gender discrimination is illegal. It is a violation of both state and federal laws, including the California Fair Pay Act, the California Equal Pay Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Under the FEHA, employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their:

  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression

Gender discrimination can also be related to:

Employees are not the only ones who have rights when it comes to workplace gender discrimination, as these laws also apply to apprenticeship training programs and employment agencies.

Seek the Help of a Skilled San Francisco Gender Discrimination Lawyer

Becoming the object of gender discrimination in the workplace can make you feel angry and cheated. You might be outraged or even want to disappear silently. Before you take any action, it is imperative that you realize you have rights, and the law is on your side. When you hire a seasoned San Francisco gender discrimination lawyer from Minnis & Smallets, we will hold your employer accountable to you and to the law. 

Take the first step in protecting your rights by contacting our knowledgeable employment attorneys at Minnis & Smallets today for your legal consultation. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim and help you determine the best way to move forward.


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