Sex/Gender Discrimination

The Los Angeles gender and sex discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group, P.C. fight for gender equality in the workplace. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the California Constitution, as well as California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibit gender discrimination in the workplace. Sex/gender discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly based on his or her gender, with respect to discharge, promotion, hiring, or any mistreatment based on gender. The Los Angeles gender discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group can help you to understand and enforce your rights. It is illegal for an employer to pay employees of one gender less than employees of another gender. In other circumstances, women may experience a “glass ceiling,” that limit them from further promotions or managerial/supervisory responsibility within a company. Women may also experience difficulties when seeking lateral transitions into jobs that are often times filled by men. Likewise, men can be victims of gender discrimination based on similar reasons.

The Los Angeles gender discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group fight for employee rights and provide aggressive representation to restore dignity to those who have been discriminated at the workplace. It is important for employers to know that it is illegal to discriminate against women because of her pregnancy, including childbirth and pregnancy related medical conditions. It is illegal for employers to refuse to hire applicants because they are pregnant despite the fact that the applicant can perform the job duties and functions. It is illegal for employers to fire or lay off women because they are pregnant, or took pregnancy leave. It is illegal for employers to prevent women who recently gave birth from returning back to work, despite the fact that they are ready, willing, and able to perform their job duties. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against women who are pregnant by providing unfair treatment in terms of job assignments, promotions, benefits, training, or other opportunities because she is pregnant. If you believe you have been mistreated and/or been discriminated against because of your pregnancy or childbirth, the Los Angeles discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group will help you to gather the evidence and develop a solid basis for a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

Sexual Harassment is another form of gender discrimination and occurs when an employer offers employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors. There are other forms of sexual harassment as well, including unwanted sexual advances, unwanted physical contact, making sexual comments or gestures, displaying offensive sexual materials, and experiencing hostile treatment based on the employee’s sex or gender. When such conduct rises to a level that is so severe or pervasive causing hardship on an employee’s ability to perform his or her job duties, the Los Angeles discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group can help you to understand the basis for sexual discrimination and/or sexual harassment claims against the employer. The Los Angeles discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group will aggressively seek to recover for our clients past and future lost wages and benefits, damages based on emotional distress, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

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It is imperative that you contact our office immediately if you believe you have been sexually discriminated or harassed. There are strict deadlines that must be met when filing a sexual discrimination lawsuit. For example under California law, employees must file with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) within one year of the discriminatory conduct. If you fail to do so, your claims may be time barred. If you believe you have fallen victim to sexual discrimination or harassment, contact the Los Angeles discrimination attorneys of Lim Law Group for a free case evaluation.

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