Washington DC Discrimination Attorneys
Your Sex or Gender Should Not Determine the Way You Are Treated
The perception that women are not equal to men and so do not deserve the same treatment or compensation persists. Women have been working alongside men all of the time, doing the same jobs and assuming the same risks. Why shouldn’t they get the same pay and benefits?
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against one sex or the other when it comes to salary, benefits, working conditions, promotions and bonus criteria. Yet companies all over our country continue to do this. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 stipulates the rule of equal pay for equal work. Enforcing this rule is important for the health and well-being of our economy, our nation’s families and our children.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your sex or gender, you need to speak with our Washington DC discrimination attorneys immediately about what has happened to you and what remedies you can take to fix the situation. Our law firm has a long history of protecting employees’ rights and successfully bringing their cases to a close. We approach every case with dedication and passion as we know your livelihood and self-esteem are being threatened. Our willingness to prepare for and take a case to court when there is injustice is one of the hallmarks of our practice.
Sex or Gender Discrimination Lawyers Serving Clients in the District of Columbia and in Federal Cases
In most situations, women end up being the victims of sex or gender discrimination, especially if they become pregnant. Pregnancy discrimination is not only common, it is very insidious. What seems like your employer looking out for your well-being can be disguised discriminatory behavior. If you are given different duties because of “your delicate condition,” yet you are perfectly capable of continuing in your regular position, that is discrimination. If you take a leave of absence according to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and return to find that you are not promoted or given a raise because you have “been away,” that may also be discrimination.
The complexity of these situations requires a lawyer who knows the law inside and out, who can connect the dots to see how you were discriminated against and identify the negative repercussions.
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