Sex Discrimination

I represent employees who experience discrimination because of their sex. This includes issues such as traditional sex discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, and and wrongful termination. If you think you have experienced sex discrimination, contact me here to discuss your case.

How am I protected from sex discrimination?

Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 and the Texas Labor Code give employment attorneys like myself the ability to prosecute companies and protect employees from sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation in the workplace.

Further, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

You must act quickly to preserve your sex discrimination claim. For a private employer, there are short and strict deadlines statute of limitations for sex discrimination cases. From the date of the incident, you must act within 180 days to preserve your claims under the Texas Labor Code and within 300 days to preserve your claims under Title VII.

Federal employees must use the Federal EEO process, which has an even shorter deadline of 45 days from the date of the incident to preserve their claims.

What is sex discrimination?

In my practice as an employment discrimination lawyer, I have seen sex discrimination in the workplace occur in many forms. Sex discrimination can happen to both males and females. Some of the most common forms of sex discrimination are:

A. Wrongful Termination

The ultimate form of sex discrimination occurs when employers wrongfully terminate an employee because of his or her sex.

B. Sex Discrimination Retaliation

  • The employer taking negative action against an employee for complaining about sex discrimination.
  • For full article on retaliation see here.

C. Sexual harassment in the workplace

See full article on sexual harassment here.

D. Treating women differently in the workplace

  • Promoting men to jobs the employer thinks only men should do.
  • men should do. A work policy that seems harmless on its face but disproportionately and negatively affects women.
    • Example: a policy that allows people only over 6ft in height to receive a promotion seems harmless but would exclude most women.
  • Having different expectations for female workers than male holding the same position.

E. Gender stereotypes in the workplace

  • Gender stereotypes as they relate to sexual orientation;
  • Women are overly emotional;
  • Women should look “pretty” in the workplace;
  • Women should not be assertive in the workplace;
  • Women can’t take a joke;
  • Women with children won’t be as committed to their jobs;
  • Women hold grudges.

F. Failure to promote - “The Glass Ceiling”

The “good old boys club” promoting only or mostly men to positions for which female workers are qualified.

G. Equal Pay Issues

See the full article on equal pay issues here.

What do I do if I think I am experiencing sex discrimination in my current workplace?

Complaining about sex discrimination If you think you have experienced sex discriminatoin in the workplace can be an intimidating and unpleasant experience. Though your employer cannot lawfully retaliate against you for complaints about sex discrimination, I recommend contacting me, an employment lawyer who can discuss your case with you.

Contact me, your Houston Employment Attorney

If you think you have experienced sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, or wrongful termination. Call me, your houston employment attorney or contact me here to schedule a consultation.