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Los Angeles Gender Discrimination Lawyer

If you have suffered discrimination in the workplace because of your gender, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out how the law protects you from gender discrimination in the workplace, and how a Los Angeles gender discrimination lawyer can help you, call Aegis Law Firm.

  • Aegis Law Firm is a team of experienced employment law attorneys serving individuals wronged at work throughout Los Angeles area.
  • We have secured over $300 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
  • For over 20 years, we have been helping real people win the compensation they deserve. The best part is that we do this for no fees unless we win.

If you have suffered harm because of gender discrimination in your workplace, contact the Los Angeles gender discrimination attorneys at Aegis Law Firm to fight for you. Our Los Angeles employment law lawyers offer free consultations, so call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule your appointment. Every person in the workplace wants to be appreciated for the skills and experience that they bring to their job. They also want their performance assessments and progression to be based on their expertise, rather than their gender.

Laws Against Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

The federal Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits unequal pay between men and women in the same workplace who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions. California also has its Equal Pay Act, which also prohibits unequal pay for workers of the opposite sex for substantially similar work just like the federal EPA.

California workers are also protected under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which prohibits any form of discrimination based on a person’s sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

What Does Substantially Similar Work Mean?

Under California’s Equal Pay Act, substantially similar work is work that is similar in skill, effort, responsibility, and performed under similar working conditions.

However, an employer can have differences in their wages if those differences are based on one or more of the following factors:

  • Seniority
  • Merit
  • Earnings based on quality or quantity of production such as sales
  • Any other valid factor such as education, training, or experience provided that the difference is not based on the employee’s sex or gender.

Conduct that May Indicate Gender Discrimination

Although gender discrimination in the workplace can be obvious, it is often more subtle and it can take different forms. Some actions that may indicate a valid case of gender discrimination include:

  • Refusal to hire or employ the person
  • Denial of an opportunity to participate in training programs leading to employment or promotions
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination in terms of pay, work conditions, or benefits
  • Failure to take any action against reported harassment

If you are experiencing discriminatory conduct from your employer and you are not sure if you have a legal case, you should speak to an experienced gender discrimination attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible. Any worker in California who suffers an adverse action from an employer based on their gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, may be entitled to damages. A Los Angeles gender discrimination lawyer will be able to assess your case and speak with you about your legal options.

Contact an Los Angeles Gender Discrimination Attorney Today

If you would like to speak with an experienced Los Angeles gender discrimination attorney about your case, call Aegis Law Firm today at (949) 379-6250. Your initial consultation is free, and if we represent you, you pay no fees unless we win.