Sexual Discrimination

The firm represents employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of sex, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New York State and City law, as well as under the laws of other states.   In addition, the firm represents employees in asserting their rights under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work.  We have represented employees and applicants for employment who have been discriminated against because of their gender with regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment.  The firm is also committed to representing employees who are subjected to sexual harassment—a form of sex discrimination

We are especially committed to enforcing the rights of employees who have been subjected to discriminatory decisions in the workplace as a result of  stereotypes and erroneous assumptions about their abilities and performance, which are based upon sex.

In addition, we litigate against companies that have discriminated against employees as a result of pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions.

We vigorously litigate claims in which an employer attempts to retaliate against an individual for exercising their rights under the anti-discrimination laws.  Indeed, it is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that the individual in good faith believes are discriminatory on the basis of sex.  In addition, an employer may not retaliate against an individual for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation involving sex discrimination.

For more information regarding federal law prohibiting sex discrimination, please visit our Articles & FAQs page.  If you would like to consult with us or have questions concerning your particular situation, please contact us.