Los Angeles Gender Discrimination Lawyer

No employee should have to tolerate harassment or discrimination because of their gender, gender identity or gender expression.

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee, or applicant for employment, because of their sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Pregnancy discrimination is also a form of gender discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), protect employees against discrimination on the basis of sex and gender, just as it protects against discrimination based on disability, race, ethnicity, religion or age.

Transgender discrimination and harassment is also specifically protected, and is a continuously expanding area of the law. In two landmark cases, the EEOC established that sex discrimination under Title VII includes discrimination against transgender individuals and discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression ( Macy v. Holder, EEOC Doc. No. 0120120821, 2012 WL 1435995 (Apr. 20, 2012) and Complainant v. McHugh, EEOC Doc. No. 0120133395, 2015 WL 1607756 (Apr. 1, 2015) ).

Anti-discrimination laws apply at all phases of the employment relationship and include hiring, termination, promotion, compensation and any other condition of employment.

The Rutten Law Firm, APC, and our lawyers, take pride in being part of the protection and advancement of rights for all people, including transgender individuals.

We have represented victims of gender or sex discrimination, including that based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities of Southern California, as well as throughout the state.

Contact us toll free at 818-308-5945. Our Los Angeles based employment law attorneys have a thorough understanding of state and federal employment laws and how they apply in cases of gender, transgender, and related discrimination. If you have been victimized by harassment, bullying and/or discrimination, and need advice, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to provide a consultation free of charge.

San Fernando Valley Attorney Representing Victims of Sex, Gender and Transgender Discrimination and Harassment

Pursuant to Ca. Govt. Code § 12926 "Sex" also includes, but is not limited to, a person's gender. "Gender" means sex, and includes a person's gender identity and gender expression. "Gender expression" means a person's gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth. All of the foregoing characteristics are protected.  The Gender Non-Discrimination Act took effect in California on January 1, 2012 and provides broad protection to transgender and so-called gender non-conforming individuals.

Each year, there are almost 25,000 charges of sex-based discrimination reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While civil rights legislation passed in the 1960s attempted to change, and has improved, incidences of gender discrimination in the workplace, there are still a significant number of instances of gender discrimination at places of employment in California and around the United States.

It is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who opposes sex-based discrimination in the workplace or who has filed a charge of discrimination. Retaliation and wrongful termination will subject the employer to greater liability.

By consulting with an experienced lawyer about your case of gender discrimination, you can discover the remedies that you have available to you and the rights that you are provided by federal and state employment laws. An attorney can also help you obtain compensation for any damages caused by gender discrimination.

If You Are a Victim of Gender of Sex Based Retaliation, Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC, in Studio City, California

Contact us at The Rutten Law Firm, APC, and learn about your rights under California employment law. Our San Fernando Valley sex discrimination and sexual harassment lawyer understands how damaging discrimination can be for employees in Southern California. Call us toll free at 818-308-5945.

We offer free initial consultations and take employment law cases on a contingency basis.