Kane County Gender Discrimination Attorneys
Lawyers in St. Charles IL for Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment discrimination can take many forms. A victim may be forced to endure harassment, criticism, unequal standards, lower pay, and countless other abuses on the basis of his or her age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or another status. Among the most common is employment discrimination by gender. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our compassionate attorneys understand the difficulties that victims face in confronting gender discrimination, and we are ready to help you.
Anyone can be a victim of gender discrimination, regardless of their sex or gender identity. This includes transgendered individuals who have discriminated against in employment-related matters. There are state and federal laws that protect workers from sex or gender discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sadly, such behavior is still all too prevalent in today's workforce, and our experienced lawyers are here to help you take action.
What is Gender Discrimination?
Employers and hiring managers are prohibited by law from making decisions related to hiring, promoting, demoting, or terminating an employee based on the worker's sex or gender. They also may not offer or withhold opportunities, compensation, perks, training, or other conditions of employment because an employee is or is not of a certain gender. It also a violation of the law for an employee to maintain or tolerate a work environment that is abusive or offensive to an employee due to his or her gender.
Sexual harassment is also a form of gender discrimination, and is a common problem in many workplaces, especially for female employees. Such behavior is characterized by physical or verbal abuse of a sexual nature and often includes:
- Unwanted sexual advances;
- Offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors;
- Posting of obscene or pornographic material in common areas; and
- Sexually-charged remarks or comments directed at the victim.
Many victims of gender discrimination are afraid to come forward with their claims, especially if they are still employed. In addition to the fear of not being believed, currently-employed victims are concerned they will be victimized again by getting fired and not being able to find a new job because of filing a claim. At MKFM Law, we know that there are legal protections in place that prevent your claim from ruining your professional life, and we will remain at your side every step of the way. We will explain the process, and discuss the possible benefits to which you could be entitled, including restoration of your job, payment for lost wages or benefits, and compensatory damages.
If you have been the victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, contact the offices of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC. Call 630-549-0960 today and discuss your case with one of our experienced employment discrimination attorneys. We proudly represent clients in Elgin, Batavia, St. Charles, Geneva, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Aurora, and the rest of Kane County.