Gender Discrimination Lawyers Louisville
Gender discrimination is also known as sex-based discrimination. Gender discrimination is when a person based on his or her gender is treated unfavorably because of that person’s sex. This includes treating someone differently because a person is transgender, lesbian, gay or bisexual. Some people also put pregnancy discrimination within this category.
Under Title VII it is unlawful to discrimination against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individuals’ race, color, religion, sex, or nation origin. Title VII uses the word “sex” instead of gender.
As in all other Title VII cases, proving a gender discrimination case is basically the same as proving any other type of discrimination. The discrimination must be proven with either direct or circumstantial evidence. To establish a prima facie case of discrimination, the plaintiff must demonstrate that she 1) is a member of a protected class, 2) was qualified for her job, 3) suffered an adverse employment action, and 4) was treated differently than similarly situated non-protected employees.
Most cases of gender discrimination occur when a woman is treated differently than her male counterparts, but there are cases when a man is treated differently and these cases are usually considered reverse discrimination. The “glass ceiling” is a form of gender discrimination. This can be when a woman for the same job as a man is paid less or when a woman cannot excel in the company as far as a man because it is the “old boys network” and thus she is not promoted like her male counterparts are.
If you have been the subject of a Kentucky gender discrimination case, please call and speak to a Kentucky gender discrimination lawyer at the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. at 888-ASK-ANDREW (888-275-2637) or contact us. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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