The Powell Law Firm represents individuals that have been discriminated against because of their sex or gender. Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. Sex discrimination can also involve treating someone less favorably because of his or her connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain sex.
The law forbids discrimination relating to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of sex, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on the employment of people of a certain sex and is not necessary for job performance or to the operation of the business. Some common examples of sex discrimination include:
• Members of one gender consistently being rewarded and promoted over another gender
• An employer’s use of gender stereotypes in the workplace
• Unequal pay for men and women doing the same job
• Pregnancy discrimination or discrimination based on maternity or child rearing
Under certain circumstances, the law prevents employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. For example, public sector employees in Missouri are protected from sexual orientation discrimination by an executive order signed by Governor Jay Nixon on July 9, 2010. The order bans sexual orientation discrimination in all employment-related activities, including layoffs, hiring, training, recruiting, promotions, benefits, transfers, termination, demotions, and salary or wages.
If you have been denied a position or were harassed and forced to leave because of your sexual orientation, then you may have a legal claim against your employer. You can rest assured that your case will be handled in a competent and efficient manner. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, consult a discrimination lawyer at The Powell Law Firm today. You deserve aggressive representation from an employment law attorney, and our firm can assist you in obtaining the outcome you deserve.
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