No employer is allowed to discriminate against you based on your gender. A lot of people still hold outdated ideas of gender roles and they let these biases impact how they run their companies or businesses. Position discrimination is something that happens to men and women alike and it is prohibited.
To learn more about your rights in the workplace and how gender bias can lead to an employment claim, please keep reading. Our Rochester employment lawyer is here to help you understand your rights and help you get justice. You can set up a consultation with our dedicated attorney, Michelle Cimino, today.
What is Position Discrimination?
When a hiring manager is following the law without allowing gender bias to influence their decisions, gender won’t be a contributing factor.
An example of something that is illegal is if your employer only promotes men to higher-paying roles and keeps women in lower-paying roles regardless of performance and ability.
If you have been working at a company for years and have stayed in the same position while you watch your male coworkers who are less qualified and do not perform as well get promoted above you repeatedly, it is likely time to speak to a lawyer.
Women often specifically get told that they can’t fill roles that men think they cannot or should not do. This happens to women who work in construction, mechanics, engineering, etc.
Men can also experience position discrimination. Some men want positions that have been archaically viewed as positions to be held by women. If a man is the best candidate for a position such as receptionist, daycare teacher, nurse, etc. but they are not hired, this is likely due to discrimination.
What Do I Do If I’m Being Discriminated Against?
If you have reason to believe that you are being discriminated against based on your sex, you can file a claim against your employer for violating your rights.
Even in 2021, gender discrimination is not eradicated. There is still a need for a fight for justice with the help of a lawyer.
Your sex is a protected characteristic under the law just as things like race, age, and disability are protected. No one is allowed to deny you employment based on your sex. No one is allowed to say that you cannot take a leadership role because you are a woman. No one is allowed to keep you from filling a role because it is supposed to be a man or woman in that position.
If you are the most qualified person for the role you are applying for or the promotion that is opening up at your job, but you are not given it based on your sex, we want to hear from you right away.
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If you believe that you have been discriminated against, we want to help. Come tell your story to our knowledgeable and skilled Rochester employment lawyer right away. We can get you set up with a consultation as soon as possible.