WHAT IS gender DISCRIMINATION?
Gender discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently on the basis of the employee's gender. Below are examples of conduct that California Courts have found to be unlawful gender discrimination:
- Terminating a female employee because she is pregnant, breast feeding or has a medical condition related to pregnancy
- Failing to hire a female for believing she may get pregnant
- Failing to hire a female who has young children, but hiring men with young children
- A policy that imposes a weight restriction on female employees, but no similar restriction on male employees
- Failing to hire a female applicant for a job that stereotypically is performed by a male
WHAT ARE YOU ENTITLED TO RECOVER IN A gender discrimination CASE?
- All lost wages, income, earnings or salary you lost, and will lose in the future, as the result of the discriminatory conduct
- Monetary compensation for your past and future mental suffering, inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress
- Punitive damages to deter your employer from engaging in similar conduct in the future
Brock & Gonzales, LLP specializes in gender discrimination cases. If you feel you have been discriminated against on account of your gender, contact us to set up a free consultation.