Sex/gender discrimination happens at work occurs when an employee is treated differently because of his or her gender. Both federal and Louisiana state law provide that it is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.
Under federal law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act (EPA) make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex in the payment of wages or benefits. The laws against discrimination in compensation cover all forms of compensation, including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accommodations, reimbursement for travel expenses, and benefits.
If you believe you have been subjected to sex/gender discrimination, you may have the right to pursue a legal claim. To discuss your questions regarding sex/gender discrimination, contact New Orleans attorney Christopher Williams at Chris@williamslitigation.com or 504.308.1438.