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Employers Cannot Retaliate Against Employees Who Attempt to Enforce their Equal Pay Rights or Complain About Gender Discrimination

It is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who attempt to enforce the law. Employees are legally protected to converse about or ask about their coworkers’ compensation. If you have been terminated in retaliation for pointing out gender or race based compensation practices, contact Strong Advocates at (800) 870-9886.

Sexual Harassment Is Against the Law

One type of gender discrimination is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment occurs when a supervisor or coworker makes or attempts unwanted sexual contact or remarks which cause an unreasonable interference with an employee’s job performance or gives rise to a threatening, hostile or offensive work environment. An example of sexual harassment is an employee who does not receive a favorable shift or promotion because he or she refuses sexual advances. Sexual comments, undesired contact, or the display of sexual pictures would also be considered harassment, which may create a hostile work environment. Read more about your right to be free from sexual harassment at work.

Your Legal Right to be Protected from Gender Discrimination

Many federal and state laws have been enacted that forbid discrimination and harassment based on gender. State and federal laws also forbid employers from engaging in retaliatory conduct toward employees who oppose unlawful discrimination.

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You do not have to endure unfair or unwelcome behavior in the workplace. Consult with Strong Advocates today to discuss whether you have a viable gender discrimination or sexual harassment claim. You can call our office or submit an online contact form, and one of our dedicated staff members will contact you promptly.

What Can I Do about Workplace Gender Discrimination?

If you file a workplace discrimination or abuse lawsuit, chances are your employer will vehemently contest your claim with the assistance of his or her own legal representative, and the burden of proof falls on you. This is why you must have strong evidence on hand. Follow these guidelines to ensure you have a strong claim:


Document any and all instances of abuse and/or discrimination in the workplace. Keep copies of emails or other documents that demonstrate your experience.


Speak discreetly with co-workers you trust to see if they have experienced the same abuse. If so, you may have a joint case.


File a complaint with the appropriate authorities.


Keep a record of any retaliatory actions after you have filed a complaint. You can compare them with the perpetrator's behavior prior to the complaint.

You have Found the Lawyer You Need

You deserve a skilled and experienced attorney who will empathize with you, and fight hard to achieve the justice and results you deserve. At Strong Advocates, we understand the pain and anxiety our clients face when they have been victims of sexual assault, harassment, or wrongful termination. We will make sure your rights are protected and companies or institutions are held accountable. Please contact us today at (800) 870-9886 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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