There are not many jobs that truly depend on the sex of the employee. And yet, many employers, managers, and customers act as though one gender can do the job better than the other. When an employee's gender influences employment decisions, the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania can use Title VII, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and the Equal Pay Act together to protect workers from sex discrimination.
Sex discrimination laws don't specify which gender is protected. Men often face discrimination in roles traditionally held by women. Similarly, women can be discriminated against in male-dominated industries. State and federal law can protect employees in either case, making sure they are hired, promoted, and fired based on their ability, not their sex.
Traditionally, Title VII does not protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. However, in recent years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has begun to find sex discrimination when a person does not fit traditional gender roles. In particular, the EEOC has ruled that a person cannot be passed over or fired because his or her gender expression does not match his or her physical sex. This is a developing area of the law, and enforcement of LGBT sex discrimination issues may not always be consistent. But the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania is on top of the changes, and ready to stand up for anyone who is the victim of sex discrimination.
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If the EEOC or a court finds that an employer has illegally discriminated based on sex it could require the company to train managers and employees or change their formal policies. That's in addition to restoring the employee's position and awarding money damages.
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If your sex or gender has affected your job, or your working environment, you want an experienced sex discrimination attorney to help you file state and federal complaints to make the most of the situation. Contact the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania today to schedule a consultation.
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