California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or applicant based the employee’s gender. This also means it is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on someone’s gender identity and gender expression.
Examples of Gender Discrimination:
- Posting a job opening which accepts only one gender (i.e. only male applicants)
- Not hiring someone because they are transgender
- Firing someone because they are transitioning
- Providing fringe benefits to only one gender in the office
- Paying someone less because of their gender
Document The Behavior
To help prove your case, it is important you document the discrimination (i.e save emails, memos, text messages, etc) and that you follow the reporting system within your company to report the illegal conduct. Of course there will be times when this is not possible, but remember the more evidence you have, the more it will help your case!
Seeking Justice – Your Next Steps
Do you know or think you have been discriminated against based on your gender or gender expression? Contact Employee Justice Legal Group for a free consultation today!
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