Sex Discrimination Lawyers Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg

 Although women have made gains in the workplace, many employment settings are still dominated by men and gender discrimination remains far too common. Likewise, many individuals are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Baror Law Firm, LLC is widely recognized for being a fierce advocate of women's rights and fighting to protect the LGBTQ community. If you believe you were the victim of employment discrimination, our dedicated legal team will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.

Sex and Gender Discrimination

Sex and gender discrimination occur when employment decisions such as hiring, firing, compensation, promotions or any other conditions of employment are based on gender rather than a person's ability to fulfill the requirements of the job. While sex and gender discrimination can be difficult to identify, it is a violation of state and federal law. 

First, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employment discrimination against individuals based on their gender. This means that it is illegal for an employer to stereotype gender roles when making employment decisions or to rely on preconceived notions of ability based on gender. Title VII also makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who oppose these prohibited practices, whether by making written complaints or filing claims against their employer.

Like other discrimination claims brought under Title VII, before pursuing a lawsuit it is necessary to first file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If the EEOC does not resolve the matter, employees may be able to recover damages by filing a lawsuit in state or federal court.

Equal Pay for Equal Work

In addition, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 requires individuals who are employed in a particular workplace to receive equal pay for equal work, regardless of their gender. This does not mean that the jobs must be identical, but rather similar in scope and scale. 

Despite these protections, gender-based employment discrimination is rampant in many workplaces. In fact, women are often not promoted to leadership roles not due to a lack of qualifications, but solely due to their gender. This is commonly referred to as glass ceiling discrimination. In many workplaces, men continue to make more money than women for performing the same jobs.

The attorneys at The Baror Law Firm have spent years successfully championing equal rights for women. Our team is well versed in federal, state and local laws prohibiting gender-based employment discrimination. We have a proven track record of successfully pursuing claims with the EEOC, prevailing in the courts and helping women obtain just compensation.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

While sexual orientation and gender identity are not specifically included in the list of protected classes under Title VII, the EEOC has determined that the sex discrimination provision of the Act also prohibits discrimination against employees based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, and these categories are protected by state and local laws.

The Commission has clarified its position in a number of decisions in discrimination claims related to federal employment. In addition, there have been a series of federal court decisions that found Title VII's prohibitions include sexual orientation and gender identity. Finally, the United States Supreme Court has held that employment actions based on gender stereotypes constitute unlawful sex discrimination.

There are also numerous state laws protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. It is important to note that the EEOC has also determined that Title VII protections for sexual orientation and gender identity are applicable even if there are contrary state and local laws.

Whether employers are supposedly “uncomfortable” with these individuals or mistakenly believe that treating them differently is acceptable, it is illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. At the Baror Law Firm, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and we are committed to fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Dedicated Sex Discrimination Attorneys in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and Rockville

The legal team at the Baror Law Firm routinely pursues employment discrimination claims before the EEOC as well as in the federal and state courts. We have a proven track record of helping women and men who have been victims of discrimination obtain just compensation. While these claims are often difficult to prove, we have the skill and resources that are necessary for pursuing successful claims. 

We are well versed in state and federal laws, court decisions and EEOC rulings related to discrimination based on sex, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. If you have been the target of an adverse employment action, we have the skill and resources that can help you recover damages including back pay, pain and suffering and punitive damages.

The Baror Law Firm serves sex discrimination clients throughout Maryland including Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring. For more information give us a call at 301.812.4546 or fill out the contact form on the side of the page. 

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