Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Despite much progress, unfortunately gender and sex discrimination continue to pervade the workplace.

Title VII and Ohio law prohibit employers from taking adverse employment action against employees because of their gender. The law protectsboth women and men.  If an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee based on gender—rather than the merits of the employee’s work—the employer may have liability for gender discrimination.  Ohio and federal law also prohibits sexual harassment, which is described in more detail on another page.

Gender discrimination can come in many forms, including restrictions on advancements based on gender and women being paid less for performing the same work as their male co-workers. And often, women are not hired, or are denied promotions, for positions that have traditionally been filled by men.

If you have been subjected to an adverse employment action or a wrongful termination based on your gender, contact our office for a consultation to discuss you rights.