There is no place for sex-based discrimination in the workplace, however, this continues to be a concern throughout the country. This involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably due to that person’s sex. It can also involve the unfavorable treatment of a person because of his or her connection with somebody of a particular sex. Additionally, gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals can bring forth sex discrimination claims, thanks in large part to Title VII.
When it comes to sex discrimination in the workplace, the law forbids this when it comes to any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and any other condition of the position
It is unlawful to harass a person due to that person’s sex. This can include but is not limited to verbal harassment, physical harassment, and sexual harassment. Note: harassment does not have to be sexual in nature. For example, this could include making an offensive comment to a person in general terms.
Sex-based discrimination also include unequal opportunities in the workplace based on gender.
Do You Need an Employment Lawyer?
Do you feel that you have been a victim of sex discrimination? If you’ve reported your concerns to a supervisor or your human resource department and they haven’t done anything to remedy the situation, you may want to contact a Virginia employment lawyer.