In the workplace, all employees should be treated with the same level of respect and professionalism, regardless if you are a man or a woman. However, sometimes this simply does not happen. And if it doesn’t, it is against the law.
How do you know if you are experiencing gender discrimination? Your first step should be to speak with a Chicago employment discrimination lawyer to find out if what you are experiencing is, indeed, discrimination. Gender discrimination is sometimes more difficult to identify than sexual harassment, as it tends to happen in more subtle ways.
Following are a few ways to identify gender discrimination in the workplace:
- You are treated differently because of your gender
- You are excluded from opportunities or considerations because of your gender
- You are eliminated from certain activities because of your gender
Protection against gender discrimination falls under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law, protecting individuals from discrimination based upon their sex or identified gender. The law makes it illegal for your employer to discriminate based on sex or gender in matters of firing, hiring, promoting and other employment opportunities.
If you believe you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace, contact discrimination lawyers in Chicago as soon as possible. The sooner your attorneys can start building your case, the better your chances of a successful resolution.
Goldman & Ehrlich brings 25 years of experience to the table. We fight for the rights of our clients with tenacity and knowledge. If you are facing discrimination in the workplace, call us today.