Detroit Area Sex Discrimination Attorneys
Even though gender discrimination in the workplace has received significant media coverage in recent years, a recent survey by TNS Research indicates that 68 percent of women still believe their employers discriminate against workers based on gender. There are several laws which address workplace gender discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
These laws and others require employers to:
*Provide equal pay for equal work.
*Eliminate policies which may unintentionally disadvantage women such as height restrictions or lifting requirements.
*Guarantee equal treatment with respect to promotions, assignments, pay increases and related medical and financial benefits.
Some of the most common workplace situations which can indicate gender discrimination are:
*Denial of pregnancy leave.
*Denial of promotion into executive or management positions because women are not perceived as being strong or aggressive enough.
*Targeting women for layoffs because they aren’t perceived as the primary “bread winner” for their families.
*Discriminatory hiring practices based on assumptions that certain jobs are only appropriate for a specific gender.
*Unequal pay for comparable work
*Denial of those benefits or sick leave to pregnant employees which are routinely granted to employees with other medical conditions.
Our firm’s experts are ready and willing to discuss your gender discrimination concerns. We’ll work with you to protect your rights and ensure that you are compensated for any financial or emotional damages suffered as a result of your employer’s gender discrimination.
Contact Our Royal Oak Law Firm
If you have experienced these or other discriminatory acts, contact a sex discrimination attorney at Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. We have been handling discrimination cases, such as equal pay claims, for individuals and groups for many years. We have the resources and knowledge to help you.