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When an individual or a group of individuals is treated differently or worse than others due to their sex and/or gender identity, gender and sex discrimination occurs in the workplace.
Gender and sex bias is a serious issue that can have an impact on compensation, treatment, job opportunities, and more. In reality, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey, four in ten working women (42%) in the United States have been discriminated against on the job due to their gender. 22% of males have had similar experiences.
Employees in Texas are protected from employment discrimination and sexual harassment under sections 21 and 7 of the Texas Labor Code and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The law is applicable to both private and government businesses with 15 or more employees, as well as any state or local government bodies.
Texas Personal Injury Lawyers is committed to defending the rights of those who have been discriminated against due to harmful preconceptions. If your job has been impacted by such ignorance, our gender and sex discrimination attorneys are prepared to fight for you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our firm if you or a loved one has been subjected to gender-based harassment, unfair pay, or any other form of mistreatment as a result of your sex or gender identity.
What Is The Difference Between Sex And Gender Discrimination?
Although you’re probably aware of the distinction between “gender” and “sex,” many people confuse or even combine the two, particularly as individuals around the world continue to question and broaden gender classification.
The difference between discrimination based on sex and gender is:
- Sex-based discrimination occurs when a person is designated “male” or “female” at birth.
- Gender discrimination is defined as a situation in which an individual’s gender identity is taken into account, whether it be male, female, or non-binary.
Individuals who don’t match their sex or gender may be referred to as “transgender” when their gender and sexual identities are inconsistent. People whose sex and gender expressions are the same are often termed “cisgender.”
When referring to the legal ramifications of this, it’s important to remember that both categories are considered together. It is a civil rights abuse to be targeted due on the basis of either.
Examples Of Gender And Sex Discrimination
You may experience sex or gender discrimination in a variety of ways. The bottom line is that you should never be treated differently or worse than your coworkers as a result of your sex or gender.
For instance, gender and sex discrimination in the workplace may take the following forms:
- Being asked gender-specific interview questions (such as whether you want to become pregnant)
- Not required to perform tasks that are different than those performed by coworkers of the same sex or gender in the same position (for example, asking only women to serve or only men to do the heavy lifting)
- Being dismissed for reporting sex or gender-related misconduct or abuse
- Being paid less than colleges of different gender in the same position
- Being passed over for promotions despite being more qualified than colleagues of a different sex/gender
- Employees of either gender are prevented from holding higher responsibilities or progressing beyond a certain point owing to their sex or gender.
- Experiencing sexual abuse or being targeted for such treatment based on your sex or gender identity
- Granting longer leave for mothers than for fathers
- People make fun of, insult, or threaten you because you do not comply with your perceived gender or sexual identity.
How To Fight Gender And Sex Discrimination In The Workplace
While females are often seen as the only victims of gender prejudice, anyone, regardless of sex or gender may be targeted. The same may be said for those who carry out such acts – both men and women, as well as people who do not identify within the gender binary, can be responsible for bullying. We also handle cases of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Contact Texas Sexual Discrimination Lawyers
Regardless of how you choose to label it, never be scared to fight back against the individual, group, or corporation that wronged you. With us by your side, you can rest assured that we will employ the law as well as any other options available to us in order to advocate on your behalf and obtain the result you are entitled to, whether you are a victim of sexual discrimination or sexual harassment.
How To File A Sex Discrimination Complaint Against Your Employer
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