Sex or Gender Discrimination in Minnesota
Gender discrimination, also referred to as sex discrimination, occurs when an adverse action is taken against a person that would not have happened if he or she had been of the opposite sex.
Common occurrences within the workplace include:
- Inappropriate comments about a person’s appearance or ability
- Sexual harassment
- Requests for sexual favors in return for promotion, better pay or other offered benefits
- Being passed over for promotion because of your sex
- Not being hired because of your sex
- Unequal pay based on your sex
- Discrimination based on your status as the primary caregiver to your children or other relatives
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., our attorneys are committed to advocating on behalf of women and men who feel that they have been discriminated against because of their sex. You may feel that something is not right about the way you are being treated within your workplace. We listen to your situation and educate you on your rights and the ways in which you may have been discriminated against. We discuss options for remedying your situation, and we take action on your behalf.
If You Are Facing Sexism in the Workplace, You Have Rights
Minnesota state and federal laws prohibit discrimination based on sex. Whether you feel that you are being penalized for taking maternity leave and are experiencing pregnancy discrimination or you work in an office made up primarily of the opposite sex and have been passed up numerous times for promotion, you have rights and you should enforce them.
Other possible instances of discrimination that may be less noticeable include requiring employees of both sexes to complete tests based on their position and having the test weighted to one sex or the other and assigning responsibilities and tasks based on a person’s gender rather than on their abilities.
While many companies are vigilant about preventing sex or gender discrimination in Minnesota, it does still occur. If this has happened to you, you have the right to appeal to your company’s human resources department and you are protected by law from retaliation for that complaint. We can help you protect your rights and your job.
Been Discriminated Against Because of Your Gender? Call Us.
If you have been discriminated against at work because of your gender, our Bloomington gender discrimination lawyers are prepared to help. To arrange a consultation to discuss the situation with skilled legal guidance, please call our law firm today at (952) 851-9500.