In the workplace, every person has a right to their gender identity. Unfortunately, there are still instances where employees are mistreated because of their gender. Both Indiana and federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sex and resulting medical conditions.
If you have experienced discrimination or sexual harassment based on any of the below issues, you may have a valid discrimination case:
- Your status as a female or male
- Any other sex-specific medical conditions
What Is Gender Discrimination?
Sex discrimination, or gender discrimination, occurs when individuals are treated differently, or their civil rights are violated because of their gender. This unfair treatment to a particular gender is considered an illegal business practice by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the workplace, some of the most common scenarios that indicate gender discrimination can be:
- Sexual harassment, or any behavior where an employee feels unsafe or uncomfortable within the workplace
- Promotion exclusions into executive or management positions because of gender
- Unequal pay for equal work
- Targeting a specific gender for layoffs
- Denying pregnancy leave or any sick leave to pregnant employees or those with related medical conditions
- Biased hiring practices that assume specific jobs are better suited for a particular gender
Workplace Sex Discrimination in Indiana
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces state laws that protect employees on the basis of sex/gender. At the federal level, non-discrimination laws protect employees through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
If you feel that you have been discriminated against due to your sexual orientation or sexual expression, contact our law office for a case evaluation. Our Indianapolis office will review your case, examine all current Indiana employment laws, and make sure your legal rights are upheld. After reviewing your discrimination claim, our local attorneys can advise you on the specific on how to proceed with your situation.
Does HKM Handle Sex Discrimination Cases?
If you are a victim of gender discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, or feel that you’re experiencing a hostile work environment, our employment law attorneys can help. Our experienced discrimination attorneys can analyze your potential discrimination claim and assist you in any steps needed to defend your civil rights within the workplace.
The employment lawyers at HKM Employment Attorneys LLP also offers legal advice in other workplace discrimination practice areas such as national origin or age discrimination. Call our law firm today for your a consultation with an employment discrimination lawyer.