Charlotte Gender Discrimination Lawyer

Gender discrimination occurs when an employee is treated adversely by their employer on account of their gender. Among other things, employees can be discriminated against on the basis of their gender in employment decisions (e.g., hiring, firing, promotion), workplace rules, compensation, and in the existence of a non-threatening work environment.

Gender discrimination usually takes three basic forms. First, an employee can experience gender discrimination when they are treated differently because of their gender. Second, an employee can experience gender discrimination when polices exclude or otherwise adversely affect employees on the basis of gender, whether intentional or unintentional. Third, an employee can experience gender discrimination when they are sexually harassed in the workplace.

Gender discrimination usually occurs through unacceptable stereotypes, a “glass ceiling,” an employer improperly paying employees of one gender less than the other, the targeting of a group for different treatment based on their gender, or through sexually demeaning and harassing comments, “jokes,” or “pranks.”  For example, if a company refused to consider employees of a one gender for sales positions because it believed that employees of the other gender make better salespeople, the company would be engaging in gender discrimination.

Gender discrimination is still prevalent today. If you have been the victim of gender discrimination, we encourage you to contact us.