Sex Discrimination Attorneys
Our attorneys help you fight back
There are many factors that can affect someone’s ability to do a job, but gender is not one of them. Yet many employees still face harassment and discrimination in the workplace based on their gender. This is a violation of federal and state laws but holding employers accountable can be complicated.
The experienced Cincinnati and Dayton sex discrimination attorneys at Gibson Law, LLC can help. We know how employers handle these types of cases. That’s because we used to represent them. Now, we fight for the rights of employees who have experienced discrimination at the workplace. We build strong cases that employers must take seriously.
Our firm knows how to get results
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees due to their sex under federal and Ohio state law. This means that employers cannot consider an employee’s gender when making an employment decision, such as hiring, firing, promoting or paying them less.
Some employers still allow their misconceptions and biases about gender to impact their employment decisions. They may choose to hire a male employee over a female employee, believing that the female employee will want to take time off work down the road to have children or stop work altogether to stay at home with children.
Employers also may prefer a specific gender for certain positions or tasks, believing that the gender they select is better equipped for the position. Basing employment decisions on sexual stereotype is unlawful – but some employers still do it.
Evidence of sex discrimination in the workplace is not always obvious. Examples of sex discrimination include:
- A man is hired or promoted over a woman who is more qualified.
- A man is paid more than a woman for doing the same job under the same conditions.
- A man gets larger pay increases than a woman despite equal performance on the job.
- An employer criticizing a woman for not being “feminine enough.”
- An employer treats an employee less favorably than employees from the opposite sex.
- An employer provides sexual stereotypes as the basis for employment decisions, such as believing the position is better suited for a female.
- Managers or co-workers make statements based on sex, such as sexual stereotypes, harassing comments, or jokes.
You can report sex discrimination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). These agencies usually have many cases to review and it may take a long time for them to respond. As a result, they may not be able to thoroughly investigate your case.
Ready to fight for your rights
Our firm can help you fight to get justice. We know where to look for evidence that you experienced sex discrimination. We carefully review all relevant company documents, such as policy manuals, pay stubs, timesheets, memos and emails. We identify and interview co-workers and managers.
Our sex discrimination lawyers build strong cases and demand compensation from your employer. This compensation may include back wages, lost future wages, liquidated damages (double damage) and attorney’s fees. Many times, we can negotiate a settlement with your employer that meets your needs.
You do not have to tolerate sex discrimination at the workplace. Learn more about how we can help. Contact us for a consultation with a member of our legal team. Our offices are located in Cincinnati and Dayton.