Sex and Gender Discrimination Attorneys in Bakersfield
Exclusively Representing Bakersfield’s Executives and Employees
When faced with sex/gender discrimination in the workplace, a Bakersfield employment discrimination attorney can help. It is a sad reality that gender discrimination in the workplace continues to place women at a disadvantage. Gender stereotypes cause women to be unequally prevented from due pay increases in violation of the federal Equal Pay Act and California’s Fair Pay Act from promotions, training, pay increases, job assignments and other employment-related opportunities. Accordingly, California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) are the most important laws protecting applicants and employees from gender and sex discrimination.
When one does not have proper legal representation, it may seem like it is impossible or an uphill battle to attain justice while keeping your job and respect in the community. However, speaking up when your employer wronged you is exactly what you should do to help not only you but others who have been placed in this precarious position. The laws, FEHA and Title VII, have been created to specifically prohibit any type of sex discrimination within the workplace. This includes any type of employer negative treatment such as compensation, pay, training, termination, demotion, non-promotion, discharge non-hiring, firing, job assignment and any other term or condition of employment.
Timing is Critical When Bringing a Claim for Gender Discrimination
The most important thing to remember is to not waste any time before bringing your claim. By reporting your employer’s violation to a competent attorney, you are enabling the attorney, and the justice system to have the ability to obtain critical information which may otherwise be lost if deleted. Together, your attorney and you will be able to gather the evidence in a timely manner to show a judge and jury the adverse treatment related to your employment. An experienced attorney such as one from Stephen Danz & Associates will guide you every step of the way. Not only will the discrimination subside or halt but we will also stem out any related retaliation. Contact our Office for a free consultation today or complete the Online Form.
Selecting the Right Bakersfield Sex Discrimination Attorney May Make All the Difference
Within employment discrimination, there are typical kinds of sex discrimination that our attorneys have noticed. Some of these include the employer’s denial of opportunities for women to participate in management, training, favorable clients/territories, and benefits. Further, we’ve noticed discrimination against women who are penalized for taking lawful leave after giving birth and bonding with their newborn. Moreover, anti-discrimination laws along with the Equal Pay Act and California’s new Fair Pay Act attempt to curtail employers from compensating men more than the females. Finally, another area prone to discrimination is when companies have policies but in practice do not prevent sexual harassment, offensive comments, physical manifestations and the creation of a hostile work environment. That is why it is vital to get an appropriate legal representative who has a focus on gender discrimination as well as the knowledge, experience, and resources to understand the laws, trends, and industry patterns. Do not rely on your Human Resources department to “help” you by recommending certain steps. After all, they are a part of the company and will ultimately do their utmost to safeguard the employer and their own livelihood. Instead, contact a specialized attorney who will not receive compensation unless you do which incentivizes him or her to fight ardently for your rights. After evaluating your case, we will assist you in filing the proper report with the EEOC or state agency. Then, we will form a strategy to ensure that you are not retaliated against. Time is of the essence.
Experience Matters When Fighting Bakersfield Corporations and Large Defense Firms
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, 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 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 Bakersfield-based Attorneys
Contact our Sex Discrimination Attorney in Bakersfield to schedule a free no obligation consultation with an attorney regarding your gender/sex discrimination claim. Please call 877-789-9707 or complete our Online Form, 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 Bakersfield’s 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 Bakersfield 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 Office Today
If you have been negatively affected by sex discrimination or retaliation at work, contact Bakersfield 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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