Los Angeles Gender Discrimination and Equal Pay Lawyer
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.
Contact Us for a Comprehensive Case Evaluation
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.