Protecting Individuals Against Sex Discrimination At Work
Everyone, regardless of sex, must be treated equally in the workplace. Unfortunately, employers often discriminate or harass employees based on their sex. Sex discrimination (also known as gender discrimination) occurs when an employer makes an adverse employment decision based on the employee’s gender. This can include decisions on whether to hire, fire, promote, or demote an employee.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is also a form of discrimination. Sexual harassment can involve a supervisor or manager requesting sexual favors in return for job benefits. Sexual harassment can also involve creating an abusive or hostile environment. For example, a long-term pattern of inappropriate or sexually discriminatory comments constitutes a hostile work environment. A hostile environment may also involve a single especially severe incident, such as when an employee is subject to inappropriate touching in the workplace.
Holding Employers Responsible For Outrageous Conduct
These actions cannot be tolerated. If you face these actions at work, it is vital to hire lawyers who will take decisive action aimed at holding your employer accountable. Former New York State Attorney General G. Oliver Koppell has made sex discrimination claims a focus of his employment discrimination practice for many years. Together with our team of lawyers, we understand how these issues can devastate your personal and professional life. We will counsel with you to develop the most powerful strategy to protect your rights and help you move on with your career.
Employees who suffer gender discrimination may be entitled to back pay, emotional damages, and, in the worst cases, punitive damages. We are proud of our track record of achieving high settlements in sex discrimination cases. This track record is a result of our persistence in all stages of the case. We will uncover all evidence of sexual discrimination, and will be ready to bring your case to court or an administrative tribunal as necessary.
Contact The Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell & Associates Today
If you have suffered sex discrimination, our New York employment discrimination lawyers want to hear from you. Call 800-544-0484 or complete our online form to set up your free, no-commitment consultation.