Sex Discrimination Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Sex discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of that person's sex. Sex discrimination also can 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. Sex discrimination, even if slight, has terrible effects. Two individuals of the same experience and capabilities but different genders can be nudged along very different paths. Even slight favoritism accumulates to build dramatic discrepancies when gender biases multiply. The problem is that gender discrimination, largely unintended and largely invisible, occurs in everyday activities such as task assignments, informal mentoring and performance appraisals.
The law prohibits discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. In addition, it is unlawful to harass a person because of that person's sex.
Sex discrimination laws also cover pregnancy discrimination. Pregnancy discrimination is treating a woman applicant or employee unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. If a woman is temporarily unable to work due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the employer must treat her in the same way as it treats any other temporarily disabled employee. For example, the employer may have to provide light duty, alternative assignments, disability leave, or unpaid leave to pregnant employees if it does so for other temporarily disabled employees.
Additionally, impairments resulting from pregnancy may be disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer may have to provide a reasonable accommodation (such as leave or modifications that enable an employee to perform her job) for a disability related to pregnancy, absent undue hardship (significant difficulty or expense).
If you or anyone you know has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, gender or pregnancy, please contact the experienced Philadelphia sex discrimination attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm to learn about your rights. At the Lassen Law Firm, we have represented male and female clients who were victims of sex discrimination. We have successfully resolved their cases and recovered financial compensation for them. Please call the Lassen Law Firm today for your free consultation.
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 The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
Authored by: Christian Lassen