In Virginia Beach, federal and state laws bar employers from treating men and women differently. Federal laws such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. In theory, employees are protected from discrimination due to these laws; however, statistics reveal that this isn’t always the case.
In today’s society, the majority of sex discrimination affects female employees. The latest reports of the gender wage gap, for example, reveal that women are still paid less than men in various industries for comparable work. In addition to reduced wages, many women may struggle to be considered for promotions, raises, or other favorable opportunities at work. Women may also face discrimination during hiring or layoff processes. Sex discrimination in the workplace can also occur in the form of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and an overall hostile work environment toward one particular sex.
If you believe that you may have been treated unfairly at work because of your sex or gender, you may have a claim against your employer. With the help of a Virginia Beach sex discrimination attorney, you can begin to work toward a resolution with your employer, or take steps to end the hardships associated with discrimination.
Having dedicated years to fighting for the rights of employees in Virginia Beach, attorneys at Bertini Law understand how difficult it is to take legal action against your employer. It is no secret that employers may retaliate against their employees once they hear of a potential lawsuit regardless of that employee’s status or performance. It can be devastating to lose your salary and benefits, and you may not feel up to the task of discussing uncomfortable experiences with your supervisor or human resources department. However, if you wish to put an end to the unfair treatment and defend your rights, you need to take action quickly.
At Bertini Law, attorneys Lisa A. Bertini and Andrea Ruege have obtained hundreds of successful outcomes for victims of sex discrimination. Our firm has a long, amazing experience taking cases on both sides of the aisle, which provides exclusive insight that is advantageous to your case. Do not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable sex discrimination attorney in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. Call (757) 222-9165 to discuss your case.