Ohio Labor Attorney and Cincinnati Gender Discrimination Lawyer reviews hostile work environments and wrongful termination cases for plaintiffs nationwide
Ohio employers are forbidden under state law from making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, job training, or other terms and conditions of employment based on an employee’s sex or gender. In short, Ohio employers cannot treat some employees less favorably than others based solely on gender. In the same area of concern, Ohio employers cannot create or embolden a hostile work environment based on a worker’s gender.
Sex-based and gender discrimination is prohibited by federal law, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Equal Pay Act. Other Ohio state laws also dictate how an employer must treat employees. Contact the Lyon Firm to discuss with an experienced Ohio Employment Attorney following any questionable employer decision you think may have been influenced by gender.
Ohio Labor Law & Gender Discrimination Lawsuits
The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of employee pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. The Equal Pay Act protects employees against pay discrimination on the basis of gender. Other types of hostile work environments and gender discrimination can include sexual harassment at the workplace.
In 1964, the Civil Rights Act made it illegal for an Ohio employer to discriminate based on race or gender in regards to hiring, firing, promotion and compensation. It is illegal for an Ohio employer to discriminate based on race, and also illegal to discriminate because an employee is married to a person of a specific race or gender.
Contact a Cincinnati Gender Discrimination Lawyer
Sex and gender discrimination is prevalent throughout the United States. If you have evidence that your employer has violated the law, it is prudent to contact a Cincinnati gender discrimination lawyer to investigate and potentially file a claim.
Sex and gender discrimination is an increasing practice area at the Lyon Firm as the number of women, openly gay, and transgender individuals enter the Ohio workforce. Ohio state and federal laws are clear that these employees are given equal access and protections.
Gender discrimination in the workplace can be difficult to identify. Each case is unique and will require a professional to determine what laws and rights were violated. Common examples of sex and gender discrimination at work include:
- Unequal pay
- Different job responsibilities
- Different Interview questions
- Unequal Advancement opportunities
- Gender-specific dress codes
If you have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace or a hostile work environment and have questions about the legal options available in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a Cincinnati gender discrimination lawyer, and he will help you answer these critical questions.