When an employer makes a decision based on an individual’s sex, this form of discrimination is referred to as gender discrimination. Gender discrimination has always been a problem, but in today’s society, it is getting much-deserved attention. Gender discrimination is not only discrimination based on an individual’s sex, but decisions made based on appearance, behavior, expression, gender identity, and the sex assigned to an individual when they are born. This has been a growing problem for many throughout the United States, including Texas. While in recent years there have been numerous laws enacted and designed to protect individuals from being discriminated against based on their sex or gender, we still see it all the time.
Understanding Gender Discrimination
Gender discrimination in the workplace can take place during a variety of stages in the hiring process. It can occur in the initial interview or when an employer makes the decision not to hire someone because of their sex, or it can take place further down the road. Many people think of women when they hear about gender discrimination cases, but men are also subject to this form of favoritism. When an individual is treated differently than another employee because they are male, female, transgender, or do not identify with any gender, it’s a serious problem and against the law. Examples of these unlawful actions based on gender include denial of hiring, termination, promotion, and condition or privilege of employment. Other examples of gender discrimination are:
- Jokes perceived as sexist
- Sexist comments
- Creating a hostile work environment for someone based on their gender
- Denying an employee a promotion or benefit because of their gender
- Giving an employee a negative review based on their gender
If you believe you have been the victim of gender discrimination in Texas, please contact Janovsky & Associates today. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure justice is served, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case.
What Are Texas State Laws?
In the state of Texas, employees are not protected by state law based on their sexual orientation. However, state law does protect employees based on race, religion, gender, national origin, age, and disability. While it is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, we see this take place at an alarming rate. We believe that all Texas residents are owed the right to provide for themselves and their families, which means they should not have to tolerate discrimination of any kind. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your gender while seeking employment or by your current employer, please contact Janovsky & Associates right away. We have your best interests in mind and will do everything we can to fight for your rights and ensure justice is served. If you have lost your job because of gender discrimination, we will work around the clock to seek retribution for your lost wages and this inhumane act. Please contact Janovsky & Associates today to schedule an appointment with a Frisco gender discrimination lawyer.