Gender / Sex Discrimination
Gender Discrimination Violates Your Employment Law Rights
If your employer has discriminated against you because of your sex or gender, your legal rights have been violated. Gender discrimination (also known as sex discrimination) violates both New Jersey and New York law. Gender discrimination can include pregnancy discrimination, discrimination based on negative stereotypes about women, and other forms of favoritism toward men based on their sex instead of their skills, experience, or qualifications for the job. Gender discrimination violates the law in New Jersey, New York State and New York City.
The Glass Ceiling
In some companies, most or all women are blocked from promotions above a certain level. For example, an employer might not allow women to reach Vice President or Director-level positions. This is often referred to as a “glass ceiling” because it is an invisible barrier that prevents women from rising to higher levels in the organization. Unfortunately, glass ceilings are a fairly common form of gender discrimination. The Nirenberg Law Firm is experienced at fighting back against employers that have a glass ceiling for women.
Sexual harassment is when someone is harassed because of his or her gender. It does not necessarily have to be sexual to violate your rights. For more information, please visit our sexual harassment page.
Pregnancy Discrimination is a Form of Gender Discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination is another common form of gender discrimination. More information is available on our pregnancy discrimination page.
Reverse Gender Discrimination: Discrimination Against Men
While typically women are the ones who experience sex discrimination at work, occasionally a company or a supervisor favors women over men. In New York State, New York City and New Jersey, reverse discrimination against men is illegal.