Sex and Gender Discrimination

The New York City sex and gender discrimination attorneys of Risman & Risman, P.C. are thoroughly experienced in handling all types of sex and gender discrimination claims. Sex and gender discrimination can occur at any time during the employment relationship, from the initial job application through the last day on the job. In many cases, sex and gender-based discrimination is accompanied by sexual harassment or a hostile work environment. Pregnancy discrimination is also a considered a sub-category of gender discrimination. Both are violations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the New York Executive Law and the New York City Human Rights Law.

Two Most Common Forms of Sex and Gender Discrimination:

Disparate Treatment: when an employee is treated differently because of gender; and

Disparate Impact: when company policies exclude or otherwise adversely affect employees on the basis of gender, even when unintentional.

Additional Types of Sex and Gender Discrimination:

Familial Status Discrimination

Familial status discrimination is considered a form of sex or gender discrimination. New York laws prohibit employers from treating employees differently because of their status as single or married person, or because of their status as parents in all phases of employment including, but not limited to, advancement, recruitment, training, hiring, firing, benefits, compensation, and other terms or privileges of employment.

Equal Pay Discrimination

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 mandates that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. The job itself does not necessarily have to be identical, only that they be substantially equal in character. The real focus is on the content of the job, not the title itself. This is what determines whether jobs are substantially equal. If you find out that you are not being paid the same as a co-worker of the opposite sex who does substantially the same work as you, and there is no legitimate business reason for the difference in pay, then you may have a gender discrimination claim under the Equal Pay Act.

Just so you know, equal pay includes all forms of compensation including, but not limited to, benefits, salary, overtime pay, stock options, stock options, expense allowances and reimbursement.

Contact a Seasoned and Qualified Sex and Gender Discrimination Attorney

The attorneys of Risman & Risman, P.C. can advise you on the different forms of sex and gender discrimination and answer specific questions regarding your claim. Know the facts before proceeding. Our sex and gender discrimination attorneys are eager to discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.