California Sex Discrimination Laws
Sex discrimination includes both sex and gender (or stereotypes connected with gender). Sex discrimination is treating an employee or employees differently because of their gender. It is illegal to treat an employee differently because of their gender in the terms or conditions of employment. The “Terms or conditions of employment” can be an whether or not a person is hired, or the employee’s position, pay, title, hours, vacations, etc. There are two types of sex discrimination: “disparate treatment” & “disparate impact”. Disparate treatment is straightforward and obvious discrimination where an employee is treated differently because of his or her sex. On the other hand, disparate impact discrimination is where the employer has a policy that although not designed to be discriminatory it ends up excluding certain categories of individuals from a job or promotions. In sex discrimination suits, employees can recover their lost wages and other benefits, emotional distress damages, attorney fees and costs, and possible punitive damages.
Our firm specializes in sex discrimination for employees because we are a statewide law firm that’s dedicated to representing employees in disputes against their employers. Stephen Danz & Associates, based in Los Angeles, California, protects clients from retaliation, discrimination, and harassment involving dismissal, demotion, or denial of accommodation based on age, race, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, marital status, association, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected classifications. Additionally, we represent employees if they have not been paid the proper wages including overtime or minimum wage or given the proper meal breaks. If you believe that you are the victim of discrimination, please contact one of our sex dicrimination lawyers in Los Angeles to set up your free consultation. We take cases on a contingency basis and collect no attorney fees unless we win your case.