A New York spa is being sued by a male massage therapist. The spa owners believe that most clients prefer a female therapist and, therefore, many spas do not hire male applicants. Despite trying to turn a profit, the spa may be liable for sexual discrimination by not hiring male therapists. According to the EEOC, it is discrimination, and therefore illegal, to “make employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits or performance of individuals of a certain sex.” Full article.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Sexual discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. The law forbids such sexual discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.
Leeds Brown Law PC dedicates a large portion of its practice to the area of employment discrimination. The attorneys at Leeds Brown Law PC have represented individuals throughout Long Island and the New York City area in matters of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. For more information, contact Leeds Brown Law at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or visit lmblaw.com.