Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

A common question I’m asked is what laws protect employees against gender discrimination in the workplace. Federal and state laws apply to these circumstances. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people who work for companies that have at least 15 employees. The New York Human Rights Law takes it a step further by protecting people that work at companies with four or more employees.

Employees do not have to work at the same location to be protected against gender discrimination in the workplace. They can even telecommute and still be counted toward that number.

If you are the victim of gender discrimination and still have your job, begin the process by reporting it to your employer. Your employer might choose to fix the problem, so you don’t have to take legal action.

Reporting a problem can be frightening when you are already a victim of gender discrimination. You might be afraid your employer will retaliate against you. Our firm can assist you during this process if you need help.

After you report the claim, give your employer a short time to fix the problem. If your company continues to discriminate against you, it is time to take action.

Schedule a free consultation today to speak with dedicated Rochester employment lawyer Michelle Cimino. Let her experience work for you.

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