Sex and Gender Discrimination Attorneys in San Bernardino
Exclusively Representing San Bernardino Executives and Employees
Knowledge is power. Workplace discrimination that occurs due to sex or gender is strictly prohibited. This happens when employers treat an applicant or employee negatively due to his or her gender. Although this type of discrimination has been around for as long as our country has offered employment, it has shown no signs of disappearing from the workplace. Since 1964, on the federal level, we’ve had Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to combat employment-related gender discrimination. Since then, there have been more safeguard put in place such as California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Equal Pay Act, Fair Pay Act, and other laws.
The Most Common Practices of Sex Discrimination
Although gender discrimination may come in many ways, there are typical trends that our attorneys have reported as the most common. One is when applicants are treated differently based on their gender when they are interviewed and/or not given the opportunity for employment. Another is when employees are negatively treated in their pay, compensation, fringe benefits, promotions, job assignments, and other related conditions based on their gender. This may also include discrimination based on an employee’s association with a gender group or reporting an employer’s violation of a gender-specific law such as ones protecting transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual individuals. Finally, another common type of discrimination occurs when the employer permits sexual harassment in the workplace which adversely affects employees’ ability to perform their work. See our blogs and specific pages for more information.
Title VII and FEHA Are Your Best Defense
Many individuals are worried that reporting their employer will harm their job or future employability. However, what they neglect to consider is that you are the victim of sex discrimination and that these are laws that are created to help you. California is a state at the forefront of offering protection for these types of victims. Accordingly, our firm has helped hundreds of individuals such as you with sex discrimination and related cases. As compliment to the main laws, we also utilize equal pay laws, pregnancy protective laws, and anti-retaliation provisions uniquely created to protect your rights when discrimination takes place based on pregnancy, bonding or its related medical conditions.
What Can You Expect as Compensation For Sex Discrimination
Once we assess your case, we will know how, where, and when to file it. Certain employers must abide by the sex discrimination laws once they have more than a given number of employees – 5 for California and 15 for federal laws. At that point, we evaluate the damages as to (1) backpay or what you would have received if discrimination did not take place, (2) front pay or what you can expect to receive in the future, as well as other (3) reinstatement to a position, (4) compensatory damages and (5) punitive damages if the employer’s behavior was reprehensible, outrageous and the court wants to set an example.
California and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission require that certain reports of sex discrimination are filed with their investigative units before a complaint may be filed in court. In addition, government agencies and courts have strict time deadlines for filing the claims from the time you encountered the discrimination and may be as short as 180 days or 6 months. Therefore, competent representation is crucial to ensure the maximum success of your case. Call us for a complimentary consultation at 877-789-9707 or complete the simple online form and we will confidentiality call you.
Experience and Knowledge Matter Most When Filing Sex Discrimination Cases
Stephen Danz and Associates focuses its practice on representing employees who are victims of discrimination in the workplace. One of the most common areas of such discrimination is sex or gender discrimination. Sex/Gender discrimination in the workplace typically involves the treatment of an applicant or employee negatively due to that person’s gender, whether man or woman. Many times, it is the employer’s practice, whether consciously or subconsciously, that subjects the victim to higher standards of evaluation than that which is applied to the opposite sex. This means that applicants or employees that face sex or gender discrimination are entitled to obtain relief under the federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) and California’s Fair Employment in Housing Act (“FEHA”).
Both Title VII and FEHA prohibit any type of unfavorable or adverse treatment surrounding sex and gender discrimination including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination, or un-equal pay. Often the federal Equal Pay Act or California’s Fair Pay Act are included in the Complaint since employers have for years determined compensation based on gender. Therefore, the equal pay laws ensure that equal pay is provided for equal work by both men and women in the workplace.
Common Types of Sex/Gender Discrimination – Gender Stereotypes and Roles
One of the most common types of sex discrimination or gender discrimination is gender stereotyping and subconscious prejudice. For example, if an employer creates stereotyped expectations of femininity for women in the workplace, this violates Title VII. Further, if an employer’s practice or policy inhibits aggressiveness for women but the roles that women are placed in require such a characteristic, this creates a bind for women since they are forced to behave in a certain way and if they do not they may be terminated.
Other times, employers place certain genders in unique roles based solely on their gender. Accordingly, such company decisions based primarily on someone’s sex, which is a protected class, whether such action is overt/obvious or covert/latent, violate both Title VII and FEHA. When evaluating an employee’s performance based on a subjective criteria this type of behavior allows for more abuse, prejudice, bias, whether intentional or unintentional. Moreover, employers who encourage male applicants or employees to take a more commanding or authoritative role due to their gender, and stereotype females as more subservient in roles violates our anti-discrimination laws.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Our San Bernardino Based Attorneys
Contact our San Bernardino office to schedule a free no obligation consultation with an attorney regarding your gender/sex discrimination claim. Please call 877-789-9707, and also see our dedicated pages within our site to learn more about what to expect.
Using years of experience and bountiful resources, our firm is able to fully comprehend the complex nature of gender discrimination case. We know San Bernardino’ courts, industry, and corporate practices, and leverage such knowledge to attain the most favorable outcome for sex discrimination cases.
Remedies and Recoveries for Sex/Gender Discrimination
Under both Title VII and FEHA, applicants and employees who are victims of gender discrimination have a right to compensation damages in the form of economic losses, emotional losses, attorneys’ fees, related costs, and, at times of outrageous cases, punitive damages. Some of these damages, such as backpay, may be capped based on the size of the employer pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
In regard to Punitive Damages, a court would award damages when the employer’s behavior is so egregious that it warrants punishment rather than just mere compensation. This is to deter such conduct in the future by both the employer and anyone else in the industry that may hear of the case. As one case see, this is an extremely complex area of the law and strategy highly influences the outcomes. Consequently, your choice of counsel will greatly affect the ultimate remedy in your case.
Consult with some of the most experienced San Bernardino Sex/Gender Discrimination Lawyers at Stephen Danz and Associates. We have successfully settled or litigated hundreds of cases of sex/gender discrimination. You will be given ample time to discuss the case as well as fully understand the process. We value our clients and develop a strategy toward success. With the right resources, decades of experience, and the know-how, our firm is prepared to take your sex/gender discrimination case seriously, and we are ready to negotiate a settlement or take your case to court.
Contact Our San Bernardino Office Today
If you have been negatively affected by sex discrimination or retaliation at work, contact San Bernardino area employment discrimination lawyers who specialize in the representation of executives and employees in sex discrimination cases. To discuss your case and explain what we can do for you, speak to our employment discrimination attorneys at 877-789-9707.
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– Jeannie M.”
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