Gender Employment Discrimination
It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against a person based on their sex or gender.
Gender discrimination has adverse effects on the workplace. It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against a person based on their sex or gender. Employers are also prohibited from paying employees of the opposite sex different wages for equal work. There are many different nuances within the law regarding sex discrimination in the workplace. In addition to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many states have their own regulations on the workplace. In California, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing lays out many policies employers must implement.
A unique aspect of California law is that it protects gender identity and gender expression. This requires employers to allow an employee to appear or dress in a way consistent with the employee’s gender identity. Of course, employers are allowed to impose any reasonable workplace appearance, grooming, or dress code standards. However, these standards must permit employees to dress according to their personal gender identities.
Examples of Gender Anti-Discrimination Policies
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is constantly expanding on anti-discrimination policies in the workplace. As of recently, the Department has expanded policies regarding:
Talking to an experienced employment lawyer can help determine the depth of your case. In addition to helping you receive the maximum amount of compensation, we aim to hold your employer liable for their discriminating conduct. Our firm strongly believes that no person should be discriminated against based on their sexual identity. Call us to discuss your potential claim and compensation for your injuries.
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