WE FIGHT AGAINST SEX DISCRIMINATION
Sex or gender discrimination is illegal. Even so, sex discrimination in the workplace, primarily towards women, still regularly occurs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code prohibit discrimination in employment because of sex or gender. Sex discrimination happens when a person is treated worse or negatively because of their sex. Sex or gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination, but also includes those situations where women are simply more harshly or negatively, held to different and more critical standards, not given the same opportunities as men, or otherwise treated in an inferior way. Crews Law Firm has represented many women who have been discriminated against because of their sex. Call (512) 346-7077 today or click here to schedule an appointment if you have been discriminated against because of sex. For information on how an employee can prove they were discriminated against and the types of evidence used in discrimination cases, click here for an article written by Crews Law Firm Attorney Robert W. Schmidt that was published in the Texas Bar Journal.
Discrimination Because of Gender Stereotypes Is Illegal
Sex discrimination can also include being treated differently because the person does not fit the traditional gender stereotypes. For example, gender stereotypes can include a man who may seem “effeminate” or women who are seen as “too assertive” or strong. Protecting employees from gender stereotype discrimination was first recognized in an important case by the United States Supreme Court called Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins. Since that case, other courts have followed the law and held that it is illegal to treat someone differently because they do not meet a traditional gender stereotype. For example, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013 found in favor of a male who worked for a construction company and who was subjected to verbal and physical harassment because he did not conform to his employers views on how “a man should act.” Call Crews Law Firm at (512) 346-7077 today or click here to schedule an appointment if you have been discriminated against because of sex or gender stereotypes.
For additional information on employment law, also visit the Workplace Fairness website at http://www.workplacefairness.org/.