Although it seems like a thing of the past, sex discrimination continues to occur in the workplace. Many different actions may constitute sex discrimination in the workplace, and Title VII prohibits discrimination “because of” an employee’s sex. This means that your employer may not take an adverse action against you because of your sex. In other words, your sex cannot play a role in any aspect of your employment, including hiring, transfers, promotions, pay, disciplinary action, suspensions, and discharges. In addition to Title VII, a related law, the Equal Pay Act, requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work.
If you have questions about sex discrimination, or believe that you have been subjected to sex discrimination at work, it is important to consult with an experienced Atlanta discrimination lawyer to answer your employment law questions and determine your next steps.