Sexual Discrimination

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Sexual discrimination is the treatment or maltreatment of individuals in their employment specifically because of an individual's gender, whether it be a man or a woman. If you have been rejected for employment, fired, or otherwise harmed in employment because of your sex or gender, then you may have suffered sexual

You must also prove that the company intended to discriminate based upon your gender. It is not illegal for a company to treat you badly for personal or political reasons. It is illegal for a company to treat you badly because you are a woman.

If you choose to use the Federal court system, you must first file a discrimination charge with the EEOC within 180 days of the harassment/discriminatory acts. You will need a lawyer to assist you in the filing of a charge. Often there is more than one event that occurs, and you may have to use the most current act to fall within the 180 day time limit. You may not file a lawsuit on your own in Federal court until you obtain a right to sue letter from the EEOC.

There are many different ways gender discrimination may present itself, including:

  • Fired from employment
  • Harassed at workplace
  • Looked over for: salary raises, job opportunities, promotions, etc.
  • Conditions of employment

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