Federal and state law prohibit sex or gender discrimination in employment. Sex discrimination occurs when an employer fires, demotes, fails to hire, or fails to promote an employee because of his or her gender. While gender discrimination most often occurs against women, it is also illegal to discriminate against a man because of his gender. Sex discrimination also includes discriminating against an employee because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
In addition to discrimination in hiring and firing, pay discrimination on the basis of gender is also illegal. An Equal Pay attorney can help you if you are being paid less than someone of another sex for equal work.
Attorney Christine T. Elzer has extensive experience representing women, and some men, in gender discrimination cases. If you believe you lost a job or a promotion because of your sex, please contact a Pittsburgh gender discrimination lawyer at Elzer Law Firm, LLC for a consultation.