You Do Not Need To Tolerate Harassment Or Discrimination Based On Your Gender, Gender Identity Or Gender Expression
In the United States, 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. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) both 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.
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, our dedicated employment law attorneys take great 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 discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and the surrounding communities of Southern California, as well as throughout the state. Many of our clients have worked for large international companies with extensive resources at their disposal. If you’ve been discriminated against based on gender, we can help.
Representing Victims Of Sex, Gender And Transgender Discrimination
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.
Did You Know?
Anti-discrimination laws apply at all phases of the employment relationship and include hiring, termination, promotion, compensation and any other condition of employment.
If You Are A Victim Of Gender Discrimination, Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, our Los Angeles-based employment lawyers have a thorough understanding of state and federal employment laws and how they apply in cases of gender, transgender and related instances of discrimination. If you have been victimized by harassment, bullying or discrimination in the workplace based on your gender, do not hesitate to contact us for help.
We stand strong for employee rights. Contact us online or call 818-308-5945 to learn about your rights as an employee under California law. We offer free initial consultations and take employment law cases on a contingency basis.