Protect Your Rights with NYC Gender Discrimination Attorneys
Although laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on gender have existed for several decades, employers break them all of the time. Indeed, laws regarding the prohibition of gender discrimination exist on the NYC, New York State and federal levels – but that doesn’t mean that such discrimination doesn’t still occur. These laws dictate that men and women should be treated equally across all aspects of the employment process, which includes hiring, promotions, compensation, job training, benefits, working conditions, layoffs and so on. If you feel that you are being discriminated against at work due to your gender, the employment lawyers of Leeds Brown Law, PC, are here to help.
Workers Have Protections Under Law
All too often, employees blow off signs of gender discrimination in the workplace because they assume that they don’t have any real options. However, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which was developed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, explicitly states that men and women are entitled to equal pay for performing substantially similar jobs within the same organization. Beyond that, employees should not be discriminated based on gender for things like overtime pay, bonuses, stock options and other benefits. If you believe that this is happening to you, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
It’s Okay to Speak Up
Difficult though it may be to raise a claim of gender discrimination in the workplace, it is important to understand that your rights are protected through a number of laws and regulations. Regardless of the circumstances of the discrimination that you are experiencing, your best option is to seek qualified legal help. Examples of situations in which gender discrimination may be at play include:
- Refusing to hire an employee because of their family obligations
- Providing benefits only to wives of male employees but not to husbands of female employees
- Refusing to promote or hire a qualified candidate because of their gender
- Paying male employees substantially more than female employees for performing substantially the same type of work
- Refusing to hire a female employee because she is pregnant or expects to become pregnant in the future
- Making comments implying that a person’s gender disqualifies them for a particular position; “She is too emotional to handle it” and “she speaks out too much and seems bossy” are both prime examples
Being Discriminated at Work Because of Your Gender? Leeds Brown Law Can Help
As an employee in the state of New York – and as a U.S. citizen, for that matter – you are entitled to protections regarding work and employment. Unfortunately, many employers create an atmosphere in which speaking out against such treatment can cause further problems. If you are being treated unfairly at work because of your gender, it is important not to let the matter slide. Instead, contact the experienced employment attorneys of Leeds Brown Law for a free consultation to determine whether you are eligible for compensation by law.
With more than 30 years of experience in matters of employment law across the NYC metro area, Leeds Brown Law is uniquely qualified to help you to protect your rights when being discriminated because of your gender in the workplace. Regardless of the complexity of your case, our skilled employment lawyers are ready to provide first-rate guidance and representation to help to level the playing field. For your convenience, we offer extended office hours; Spanish translation services; and a variety of fee arrangements, including full contingency in some instances.
From our offices in New York City and Nassau County, Leeds Brown Law serves clients across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Westchester, Nassau County and Suffolk County. If you believe that you are being discriminated against in the workplace because of your gender, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We will go over your rights with you and determine if you are potentially entitled to compensation under law, and you can stop being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous employer.