Sex Based Discrimination
Gender discrimination is one of the forms of discrimination prohibited by both federal and Texas law. It involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. The law prohibits discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training and any other term or condition of employment.
Sex Discrimination Laws
A number of federal and state laws protect employees from sex discrimination (male or female), including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Texas Labor Code. Sex discrimination can cover intentional discrimination such as bias against a particular gender, as well as unintentional discrimination, where a particular job requirement has a disproportionate impact on one gender (physical requirements, for example).
Gender Identity Discrimination
Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation can be discrimination “because of” sex in violation of the law. These claims can be quite difficult to navigate and almost always require the assistance of competent counsel.
For more information about LGBT-related sex discrimination claims follow this EEOC Link.
Do I Have a Case and do I Need a Gender Discrimination Lawyer?
We’ve all experienced that gut feeling that something wasn’t right. Often gender discrimination isn’t overt. For example, it is highly unlikely that an employer comes out and says, you’re fired because you’re a woman. If you have that gut feeling that you may be the victim of gender discrimination but no direct evidence to prove it, you may still in fact have claim. If you consult a Fort Worth gender discrimination lawyer at Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC, we will work with you to discover if there is circumstantial evidence to support a claim for gender discrimination. Call a warrior for justice today at (817)820-0100 or fill out a free case evaluation.