Georgia Gender Discrimination & Employment Attorney
It is against the law to discriminate against a job applicant or employee based on their gender. If you have experienced gender discrimination in Georgia, you may be entitled to legal relief for your situation. Working with a gender discrimination and employment attorney could help you receive the justice you deserve.
The Leach Firm, P.A. has more than 50 years of combined experience helping clients who have faced gender discrimination in the workplace. We empathize with your situation and will fight to protect you against discriminatory employers. Whether you’ve been denied a job, promotion, or benefits based on your gender or experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, our skilled employment lawyers are ready to advocate zealously on your behalf.
Fighting for Your Rights Against Gender Discrimination
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their gender and paying them unequally. Similarly, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or individuals because of pregnancy or gender identity. It also disallows making employment decisions based on stereotypes about gender. Finally, Title VII protects individuals against sexual harassment or assault in the workplace.
If you’ve faced any type of workplace discrimination because of your gender or perceptions about your gender-- it is a good idea to talk to a gender discrimination attorney in Georgia. The Leach Firm, P.A. could help you understand your options and protect your interests.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gender Discrimination
Here are some frequently asked questions about gender discrimination claims and how The Leach Firm, P.A. can help you address them:
1. What does “gender” mean?
In a legal sense, gender refers to any economic, social, or cultural attributes and opportunities associated with being male or female. It may also include characteristics like physical abilities and possibly sexual orientation. While discrimination laws do not explicitly mention sexual orientation, certain courts have shown a willingness to recognize this type of discrimination as part of gender discrimination. Moreover, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on sexual orientation.
2. What law protects employees from gender discrimination?
The Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protect employees or potential employees from gender discrimination. The Equal Pay Act calls for equal pay among men and women performing substantially similar jobs. Title VII protects individuals against other forms of gender discrimination such as hiring, firing, job assignments, promotions, demotions, and other actions based on gender. Regulations issued by the EEOC also protect workers.
3. Does gender discrimination only apply to employees?
No. It also applies to potential employees. If you were interviewed for a job and didn’t get it because of your gender, or if a potential employer treated you inappropriately because of your gender, you could have a gender discrimination claim against them.
4. Can I sue a former employer for gender discrimination?
It is possible to sue a former employer for gender discrimination, but it’s best to speak with an attorney sooner rather than later in these cases. That way, you can ensure you don’t miss the filing deadline and allow the best possibility to collect evidence to prove discrimination occurred.
5. What could an employer use to defend themselves against gender discrimination claims?
Employers can defend against a claim in some cases by demonstrating a “legitimate” business reason for making a distinction between female and male employees that would otherwise be considered discrimination--this is known as Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) defense.
Contact The Leach Firm for Your Georgia Gender Discrimination Claim Today
Have you experienced gender discrimination in Georgia? If so, do not hesitate to call The Leach Firm. We can help analyze your case, guide your steps forward, and advocate for your interests. Contact our firm today to work with one of our experienced gender discrimination attorneys. We look forward to serving you.