A working environment can have a significant impact on your life, especially if you are facing discrimination daily. Discrimination can come in many forms, even at the workplace. However, there are laws in place to protect employees from discriminatory workplace situations. One type of discrimination that occurs is sex discrimination. This type of discrimination can happen due to someone’s sexual orientation or their gender identity being the target of harassment.
At HKM Employment Attorneys, we have employment lawyers who serve people in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona, to help protect their civil rights. Our discrimination lawyers believe that everyone should be protected from sexual harassment and employment discrimination and deserve a safe environment to work in. We have experienced lawyers ready to help you with your case.
What Constitutes Sex Discrimination
Sex discrimination is when an employer treats an employee differently because of the employee’s sexual orientation or gender. This can include harassment due to orientation or gender that is ongoing, creating a hostile work environment. A single off-handed comment might not have grounds for a lawsuit, but a situation where nothing is done to stop the constant harassment may warrant a case. Some examples of this include:
- Being treated differently because of your sexual orientation or gender by an employer or a co-worker
- Inappropriate comments regarding orientation or gender that have been ongoing
- Denial of promotion due to gender or orientation
- Harassment that is ongoing and not resolved
- Denied insurance or benefits that other employees have because of your gender or sexual orientation
- Wrongful termination due to gender or orientation
Laws to Protect You From Discrimination
Employment law protects those who have been victims of sex discrimination. As stated in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin is prohibited. The Arizona Civil Rights Act offers makes similar prohibitions at the state level. At the city level, Phoenix and Tucson prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and marital status.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ensures the protection of employees from discrimination in the workforce. With the help of professional employment attorneys, these types of cases are brought to the court of law to compensate those who are victims.
HKM Employment Attorneys provides legal advice on all practice areas at our law offices. If you have been a victim of gender discrimination, we can help you with your claim. We take on these discrimination claims to help you better understand state and federal law, as filing a case on your own can be difficult.
Contact a Discrimination Attorney Today
Do you feel as though you have been a victim of sex discrimination? Contact HKM Employment Attorneys. We help the people of Maricopa County to ensure they get the compensation they deserve. Our law firm is here to provide you legal advice about workplace discrimination.