Orange County Gender Discrimination Lawyer
If you have been a victim of employment gender discrimination in the areas of San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside and the surrounding communities, we advise you to contact Harris Grombchevsky LLP to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation with a Orange County gender discrimination attorney.
California Laws Against Sexism in the Workplace
At Harris Grombchevsky LLP, we represent clients in Irvine and the surrounding areas of Orange County in these matters. You are protected by California law, specifically the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. You do not have to tolerate sexist conduct in the workplace and you may seek compensation, including damages for emotional distress and punitive damages in cases where the law has been violated.
Examples of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Gender discrimination consists of adverse actions taken against an individual that would not have occurred had that individual been the opposite sex. Examples of this are supervisors or other personnel who make derogatory remarks about women in the workplace or who use slurs or degrading labels when referring to them.
Employment gender discrimination can take many forms:
- Having a "glass ceiling", or limiting opportunities for female workers to advance
- Having different expectations for male workers and female workers
- Stereotyping based on gender
- Restricting your job activities or opportunities because you are pregnant, even though there is no medical reason to do so
- Discriminating against you because you are the primary care giver for a child or a family member
- Making unwanted sexual advances or creating a hostile work environment for women (known as workplace sexual harassment).
- Graphic comments about one's body or body parts, asking discriminatory questions in a job interview, and limiting your opportunities at work based on your sex
In any situation of this type, you should report the situation to the proper person in your organization and follow up by consulting with a Orange County sexual harassment lawyer at our firm if you do not get satisfactory results.
Compensation for Victims of Employment Gender Discrimination
You may be entitled to compensation under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Compensation in employment gender discrimination cases may include back pay, front pay, policy changes, reasonable accommodation, actual damages, damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages. There is no limit on the amount of emotional distress damages or punitive damages in gender discrimination cases. In order to find out what type of compensation you may be able to recover in this type of case, you should consult with a Orange County gender discrimination lawyer at our firm about the specific facts of your situation.
Let a Orange County Gender Discrimination Attorney Work for You
If you are the victim of workplace gender discrimination in the areas of Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, or Riverside, California, talk to one of our experienced Orange County gender discrimination attorneys in a free and confidential case review and consultation as soon as possible. Our firm has more than 90 years of experience which can be applied to the resolution of your workplace situation.
Contact a Orange County gender discrimination lawyer at our offices if you have been subjected to gender discrimination in the workplace today.