GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Gender discrimination encompasses a broad area of employment law, including pregnancy discrimination. At the most basic level, gender discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of their gender.

 

Despite being in the 21st century, it is still not uncommon for an individual to not be hired or be passed up for a position simply due to their sex. Fortunately, RMN has years of experience combating these types of cases. RMN can help. 

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What is Gender 

Discrimination?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): 

  • An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of sex, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on the employment of people of a certain sex and is not job-related or necessary to the operation of the business

  • Title VII also prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes about the abilities and traits of a particular gender. 

  • Both men and women are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex under Title VII.

Gender Discrimination can include: 

  • Firing an employee because of her gender. 

  • Refusing to hire an application because of her gender. 

  • Failing to promote an employee because of her gender. 

  • Restricting certain types of assignments to certain genders.

  • Terminating an employee because she is pregnant. 

  • Refusing fringe benefits because of an individual's gender.

  • Limiting a certain gender to a lesser range of pay.

  • Restricting or limiting any other term or condition of employment simply because of an employee's gender. 

How do I know if I need a lawyer?

If you have been let go, and you have any suspicion that it was for an illegal reason, you should call RMN for a free consultation now. Employers have expensive lawyers that help them cover up their illegal practices. You need an employment attorney that will fight for your rights. If you recently made a complaint about sexual harassment, have over heard sexist jokes in the workplace, or noticed qualified women are passed for promotion, call us now!

How can I afford a lawyer?

We know that hiring a lawyer shortly after you have lost your job may seem financially impossible. The good news is that RMN offers contingency billing so you can pursue justice under the least amount of financial hardship. In contingency billing, we pay all the upfront costs in exchange for a portion of the money we secure for you. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing. It is just another way that we are ATTORNEYS WHO ARE ON YOUR TEAM TM

Are there important deadlines?

Yes, there are extremely important deadlines you must make or your claim could be lost. The EEOC, PHRC, and Courts all have Statutes of Limitations (SOL) that limit the amount of time you have to bring your claim. In some cases, those deadlines can be as soon as 30 days after the illegal act, though in most situations the SOL is between 6 months and 2 years. Only an experienced attorney can tell you what the SOL on your case is. Don't wait to call, or it may be too late. 

How much is my case worth?

There is no simple equation that we can use predict how much your case may be worth. You should not trust an attorney who claims to have one. Every case is unique, and the value of any case can only be determined by actually litigating it in court. Our lawyers can assess your situation and give you potential ranges after in depth investigation, but no one lawyer can tell you what our case is worth until it has been settled or tried.  

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QUESTIONS

Should I complain to human resources?

Yes, you should make a complaint to your company's HR department if you are harassed by a superior or a co-worker. If your company doesn't have an HR department, you should go to a superior, or an owner. In either case, you should call an attorney right away for advice on your situations.

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII)

  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)

  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA)

  • United States District Court

    • Western District of Pennsylvania

    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    • Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas

    • All counties in Pennsylvania, including Allegheny and Philadelphia

  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Pennsylvania Superior Court

  • Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC)

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