Sex or Gender Discrimination

The FEHA makes it illegal to discriminate based on gender. "Sex" refers to both biological distinctions between men and women as well as a person's gender-related appearance, regardless of birth sex. It is prohibited to discriminate in the workplace based on gender or stereotypes associated with a certain gender.

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Am I Being Discriminated Against Based on Gender?

Anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or singled out because of your gender is considered gender discrimination. If everyone in your company is a different gender than you and they routinely engage in unacceptable conduct, you may feel discriminated against. It's possible that this will involve filthy jokes. It might also be the tone with which employees of a different gender address you. Discussing the circumstances of your case with our Pacific Attorney Group gender discrimination lawyers is one guaranteed method to find out if you are being discriminated against because of your gender.

What Is the Difference Between Sex and Gender Discrimination?

Despite their close relationship, sex and gender discrimination have two separate meanings. Sex refers to whether a person is genetically male or female. Gender is the sex with which a person most closely identifies.

A person may face discrimination at work due of his or her gender, such as being denied a job because she is female. Alternatively, someone may face discrimination because he is genetically male but identifies as a girl. These and other comparable scenarios are protected under employment legislation.

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Examples of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Gender prejudice may manifest itself in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples of typical scenarios :

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Employees are protected by federal and state legislation. Employees who believe they have been subjected to workplace sexual harassment or discrimination may consult an employment lawsuit attorney. A lawyer can assess the situation and explain the employee’s choices. In the interim, workers should maintain precise records of any workplace harassment they encounter.

California law guarantees food and rest periods. Employees who believe they are not getting the breaks they are entitled to can see an employment dispute attorney. A lawyer may assess the matter and advise the employee on his or her choices, which may include suing. A potential claimant should read the company’s employment regulations and maintain precise records of their hours worked and breaks taken.

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