Stopping Sexism in the Workplace
Federal and Colorado laws prohibit employment discrimination and certain other types of discrimination against both women and men based on their gender or sex. If you feel that you have been the victim of gender discrimination, you should consult with an attorney to determine whether you have a valid legal case.
Investigating Discrimination Based on Physical Differences
Because there are physical differences between men and women — or between most men and most women — it is possible that an employer may hire predominately men or predominately women without violating gender discrimination laws. This does not mean, however, that employers can chalk up all discrimination to physical differences. There needs to be a bona fide occupational requirement involved.
There are special provisions in federal law prohibiting pregnancy discrimination. Again, there are certain jobs that a pregnant person is physically unable to do, but for other jobs, it is illegal to discriminate against people who are pregnant.
If you have been turned down for a job due to a physical characteristic such as height, weight, lifting ability or pregnancy, we will help you determine whether this was a legitimate requirement or illegal gender discrimination.
Litigating on Behalf of Individuals and Groups
If you have suffered workplace discrimination based on your gender or sex, it is possible that others have had similar experiences. In some cases, it is more likely that you will be able to prove gender discrimination if a group of people is involved in bringing the claim.
Our employment law attorneys are experienced at bringing gender discrimination claims on behalf of both individuals and groups. Contact us to discuss how we can help you.