Your employer may not treat you differently than your co-workers because of your gender. If you are treated differently because of your gender, for performance reviews, compensation, work assignments, or disciplinary actions including discharge, you may have a claim for gender discrimination. Any kind of workplace discrimination should never be tolerated. You have a right to be treated with equal respect no matter your gender.
Examples of Gender Discrimination
Gender discrimination can mean the following:
- A woman is fired for doing (or not doing) something, when men have done (or not done) the same thing, but have not been fired;
- Your employer allows men to violate certain rules or standards (like allowing men to arrive late or take longer lunches) but disciplines a woman for the same actions;
- One gender is favored with more lucrative clients or sales territories;
- Performance standards are different for men and women in the same job;
- One gender is expected to handle a more significant workload than the other gender, but the parties are in the same job; or
- the woman is expected to handle more administrative tasks than the men but they are in the same position.
Overland Park Gender Discrimination Lawyer
We have handled dozens of cases of gender discrimination against a variety of employers, and our practice specializes in these kinds of cases. Sometimes gender discrimination claims can be resolved with a simple letter, but we have always done whatever is necessary for our clients, including mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials.
There are specific time lines for filing gender discrimination charges against your employer. If you or someone you know has a situation that may be gender discrimination, contact us
for a free consultation by calling 913-322-3528