Gender-Blind Employment — It's the Law
The law prohibits employment discrimination based on sex or gender. It protects men and women equally. For example, a man who is not hired as a first grade teacher because of his sex has been discriminated against just as much as a woman not hired as a firefighter because of her gender. At our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, law firm, The Employment Rights Group, our attorneys help individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace because of their sex. To learn more about sex discrimination, contact our lawyers. Call them toll free at
Examples of Sex Discrimination
Overt sex discrimination has become less common in recent years. That is why it is so important to consult with an attorney with significant experience in civil rights and employment law as it relates to sex and gender discrimination. At The Employment Rights Group, our attorneys only practice employment law. Because of this focus, they are well-suited to advise you about your rights and help you resolve your workplace issues related to sex or gender discrimination.
We have helped people who have experienced discriminatory behaviors like these:
- Sexual harassment that creates a hostile work environment or demands sexual favors
- Differences in employee benefits based on gender
- Demotion because of taking gender-related FMLA, such as pregnancy leave
- Not being promoted because clients are more comfortable with someone of the other gender
- Layoffs that disproportionately affect employees of one gender
- Less qualified employees of the other gender are promoted
- Someone of the other gender is paid more despite less experience
Do Not Permit Retaliation
Retaliation against employees who file sex discrimination claims — or even complain informally — is also illegal. For example, an employee who filed a sexual harassment claim and was then terminated may have experienced retaliation. Even when the complaint was informal, a subsequent demotion or undesirable reassignment could be an example of retaliation. Our lawyers advise clients on matters arising from retaliatory action by employers.
Contact An Employment Lawyer
If you believe you have been the victim of sex or gender discrimination, contact an experienced employment attorney. The lawyers at The Employment Rights Group will explain your rights and your options and determine the best course of action to solve your problem. Call them toll free at