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The EEOC and Workplace Discrimination Based on Gender

February 11, 2011

In a previous employment discrimination blog post, our Pomona, California employment lawyers discussed gender discrimination in the workplace and the laws prohibiting employers from engaging in this kind of employment activity.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sex-based discrimination involves the treatment of a job applicant or employee in an unfair manner because of that individual's gender. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as our Anaheim employment lawyer blog stated previously, it is against the law to discriminate against an employee based on sex when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, job assignments, layoffs, fringe benefits, job training, and any other employment terms of conditions. It is also illegal to retaliate against an employee who files a complaint about workplace gender discrimination, or co-workers who support an employee's sex discrimination complaint.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is in charge of enforcing the federal laws protecting workers or applicants from discrimination based on an individual's gender, race, religion, color, or national origin as well as pregnancy. The EEOC aids in helping victims of discrimination in performing investigations, mediating, and by filing lawsuits on behalf of employees.

Whether you are a victim of sex-based discrimination in the workplace, or an employer being wrongfully accused of discriminatory practices in a lawsuit, the experience can be difficult and stressful. At Howard Law, PC our Santa Ana labor and employment attorneys are committed to fighting for employees who have been discriminated against, members of class action discrimination lawsuits, and employers who have been wrongfully accused of discrimination. Contact Howard Law, PC today, for a free consultation.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (EEOC)

Wal-Mart Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Class-Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Ruling, California Employment Lawyers Blog, September 6, 2010

Related Web Resources:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Sex-Based Discrimination

Related Blog Posts:

EEOC Sues Maxwell House and Kraft Foods for Sex Discrimination, California Employment Lawyers Blog, November 5, 2010

Green Bay Dressed Beef Pays $1.65M in DOL Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement, California Employment Lawyers Blog, February 4, 2011