Federal law requires that men and women be treated equally in the workplace. Therefore, sex discrimination, at its core, involves a situation where an employee is treated less favorably because of his/her sex. This can include instances of tangible employment actions taken because of a person’s sex, such as in promotion, transfer or discharge. However, sex discrimination can also include unlawful harassment, issues of unequal pay, pregnancy discrimination, or stereotypes based on childcare responsibilities.
If you believe you have been treated less favorably because of your sex, then you may have a claim against your employer. Over our firm’s history, we have successfully represented employees in a variety of sex discrimination claims. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation if you believe you have experienced discrimination based on your sex.
Equal Pay Attorneys
The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, according to the EEOC, but they must be substantially equal. If you believe you are being paid less than a coworker because of your sex, contact our office to make an appointment. There is no excuse for an employer to pay men and women different wages for substantially equal work.
Contact The Labor and Employment division of Pierce / McCoy
Call 757-624-9323 or complete our online contact form to discuss your claim.