Three Situations That Qualify As Gender Discrimination For A Lawsuit

Gender discrimination comes in many forms. With the new gender fluidity and non-binary definitions of gender, there are even more situations where gender discrimination may present an issue. This blog provides an inside look at gender discrimination law services and some of the situations that are worth the time and money connected to a lawsuit.

Women Who Are Paid Far Less

On average, women are paid far less than their male peers. If you are a woman and a minority, you likely make even less money than Caucasian female by comparison. However, when you encounter a job opportunity with immense disparity in pay between you and your male peers, it may be blatant discrimination. For example, if you get a job in a poultry processing plant plucking feathers from dead chickens and you are paid minimum wage to start, but your male relative also gets the same job and is paid three dollars or more per hour working the same shift and doing the same job, that is discriminatory in nature if your male relative had just as much experience as you did. 

Female Bosses Who Only Hire Female Employees

If a female executive is looking to hire ten employees and she only hires ten female candidates even though you, a male, are more than qualified for the available positions, it might be discrimination. The entire company would have to be dominated by female employees with nary a male in sight on any floor of the building. Additionally, if you were initially hired, but then you were fired and replaced with an equally qualified female, you can probably sue. 

Harassment of Non-Binary People, Transgender Individuals, and Gender-Fluid Employees

If you identify as any of the above and you land a sweet job, you might be pretty excited. At least, you might be excited until you start receiving harassing remarks, nasty emails and voicemails at work, and other unacceptable forms of harassment. If this is the case, it falls under gender discrimination because you are made to feel less in your workplace and you do not feel safe where you are working. You could quit, but if the bosses are decent people, then you only need to pursue a lawsuit against those who are causing you problems while at work. If your bosses do nothing to address the situation, then they are complicit in the harassment, and you can sue them as well as the offending parties. 

To learn more, contact a law firm that offers gender discrimination law services.