Philadelphia Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Sex-Based Discrimination / Gender Discrimination
Working people are protected against discrimination on the basis of sex / gender. Our Philadelphia gender discrimination attorneys have represented many victims of discrimination based on sex/gender and have achieved compensation and job protection when they have been treated unlawfully. Employment lawyers at Galfand Berger are here to help you and protect you from sex-based discrimination and harassment.
If you believe that you have been a victim of sex or gender discrimination, here are some questions that you may have:
What is sex or gender discrimination?
Federal and state law protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of sex. It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against any employee, or applicant for employment, because of his/her sex in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.
These laws also prohibit employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits or the performance of individuals on the basis of sex. And, these laws prohibit both intentional discrimination and neutral job policies that disproportionately exclude individuals on the basis of sex.
What to do if you believe you have been unlawfully treated?
Many companies have policies regarding any discrimination, harassment or retaliation that occurs in their company handbook. Likewise, they may have reporting requirements, which may mandate you to follow a certain procedure. You should request that the company take action and correct and stop any discrimination, harassment or retaliation that is occurring. You should follow the procedure and document your actions in writing. Failure to follow the procedure may lead to a denial of your rights to recover legal damages for the improper action of the company.
You have to act promptly.
There is a limited time in which you can bring a claim for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. You must file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under Title VII of the Civil Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. The same holds true for filing a state claim with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). However, if you file a claim with the PHRC within 180 days of the last act of discrimination or harassment, you can file a claim with the EEOC within 300 days of the last act of discrimination or harassment.
Contact the Experienced Philadelphia Gender Discrimination Attorneys at Galfand Berger
If you or a loved one believes that you have a claim for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia employment lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Reading, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.