Orlando Gender Discrimination Attorneys
Helping Clients in Orlando with Gender Discrimination Claims in the Workplace
Gender discrimination (sex discrimination) in the workplace (employment environment) is a violation of both federal and Florida state law. The highly experienced gender or sex discrimination attorneys at LaBar Adams in Orlando represent those who have been discriminated against because of one’s gender or sex.
If you have experienced gender (sex) discrimination in the workplace, contact LaBar Adams today by calling Toll Free: (866) 680-4529 to speak with an experienced Orlando sex Discrimination Attorney who diligently protects the legal rights of those who require professional legal services involving gender or sex discrimination disputes.
Gender Discrimination relating to terms or conditions of employment:
Gender or sex discrimination is treating an employee or employees differently because of their gender. Whenever gender discrimination affects the “Terms or conditions of employment”, it is illegal. “Terms or conditions of employment” means just about anything relating to someone’s job: their position, pay, title, hours, vacations, etc… Whether or not a person is hired is also considered a term or condition of employment.
Two types of sex discrimination include: “Disparate Treatment” and “Disparate Impact.”
Disparate Treatment Gender (sex) Discrimination:
Disparate treatment is a straightforward discrimination. Simply put, it is treating a person differently because of his or her sex.
Disparate Impact Gender (sex) Discrimination:
Disparate impact discrimination is more complicated. “Disparate impact” is where some type of company policy excluded certain individuals from the job or from promotions. The policy wasn’t designed to exclude them; that was just the unfortunate result.
One example arose often in fire departments. These agencies had various strength requirements for job applicants. Women were frequently unable to meet these requirements. In some instances, the requirements were absolutely necessary to ensure the firefighters were qualified. But in many instances, the requirements were simply too high and unnecessary. Qualified women were therefore being excluded unnecessarily. This does not mean the fire departments were necessarily trying to exclude women. That was just the result of their policy; it had a disparate impact upon women. Because the policy wasn’t sufficiently job-related (too much strength was required) there was discrimination.
Individuals are often subjected to forms of discrimination such as “Gender Stereotyping” and “Gender Roles.”
It is also illegal to make employment decisions based on stereotypes regarding gender. For example, in one case an employer was held to have violated the Federal Title VII anti-discrimination law when it delayed a female employee’s promotion based in part on evaluation comments describing her as “macho” and advising her to “take a course in charm school”. This woman was treated differently because of her gender, and because she seemed too “male.”
Frequently employers expect women to have certain duties, such as caring for children. In one case, an employer did not hire women with preschool-age children, while at the same time it did hire men with preschool-age children. Even though most of the people it hired were women, there was still discrimination. The employer didn’t think women with young children should be working outside the home. The employer is entitled to this belief. But he couldn’t let it affect his employment decisions. When his beliefs did influence his hiring decisions, he broke the law.
CONTACT OUR SEX DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
Contact our experienced Orlando sex discrimination lawyer if you believe you have discriminated because of your gender in Orlando or anywhere within the Central Florida area. Please call us Toll Free at (866) 680-4529 to speak with a qualified Orlando gender or sex discrimination lawyer who diligently protects the legal rights of those employees who require professional legal services involving gender discrimination legal matters. You may also send us an email using the online form provided at this website and representative of LaBar Adams will contact you shortly to protect your legal rights.
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