Gender Discrimination

What Is Gender Discrimination?

It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of his/her sex in regarding to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training or any other term, condition or privilege of employment. Sex or gender discrimination covers sexual harassment and pregnancy-based discrimination.

Can I Be Paid Less Than My Male Co-Workers Just Because I Am A Woman?

No. Under certain circumstances, men and women must be given equal pay for equal work. There are certain protections that prohibit compensation discrimination on the basis of sex.

What Protections Do I Have If I File A Discrimination Charge?

It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on sex or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding or litigation for unlawful discrimination.

Do I Need to Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Yes. Employers and their insurance companies have experienced lawyers on their side. Because of the different laws protecting employees’ rights, it is important to have an experienced employment lawyer represent you. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer representing you will level the playing field against your former employer. Many victims of illegal employment make the mistake of not consulting with an experienced employment lawyer. An employment lawyer can explain your rights, whether you have an employment case, and if so, what damages you may be entitled to receive under the law.

How Does My Employment Lawyer Get Paid?

Like most employment law cases, Gender discrimination cases are typically handled on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that an attorney does not get paid until you recover damages in your case.

Why Should I Hire Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as My Gender Discrimination Lawyers?

Many lawyers claim to have employment law experience. Also, many lawyers try to have it both ways and represent employers and employees. Our loyalty is simple – we represent employees.

Our employment lawyers regularly represent clients at the Department of Labor, EEOC and New Hampshire Human Rights Commission as well as try cases to juries in Superior Court. Please contact us for an immediate, free consultation at 1-800-240-1988 or complete our contact form online.

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