Coyle Browne Law

San Diego Sex Discrimination Attorney

San Diego Sex Discrimination Lawyer

Protecting workers from sex discrimination in the workplace has been a goal of laws dating back to the 1960s. However, at that time, the notion that was being contemplated was that women should not be treated differently in the workplace. Today, our society’s understanding of sex is broader and more nuanced, so the topic of sex may extend to a person’s sex at birth, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. If you believe that you were discriminated against because of one of these characteristics, reach out to the San Diego employment lawyers at Browne Employment Lawyers, PLC for help. We can discuss your case during a confidential consultation.

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San Diego Sex Discrimination FAQs
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Sex Discrimination Rights in Employment

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other recognized employment laws provide a host of rights to people that prohibit discrimination in employment related to a person’s actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our wrongful termination attorneys can help you fight for your rights if you believe you were fired due to discrimination based on these protected characteristics.  Collectively, these laws provide for workers to be free of discrimination based on these characteristics, which may include:

  • Failing to hire, demoting, failing to promote, or terminating workers
  • Offering worse benefits, job assignments, training, fringe benefits, or other terms or conditions of employment
  • Harassing an applicant or employee or permitting a hostile work environment to form
  • Treating an applicant or employee unfavorably
  • Making unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, jokes, or offensive remarks
  • Maintaining an employment policy that applies to all workers that has a negative impact on the employment of people of a certain sex, when such policy is not job-related or necessary to operate the business
  • Discriminating against workers who recently “came out” at work or transitioned on the job
  • Prohibiting employees from using the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity
  • Asking about an applicant’s gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation
  • Treating an employee or applicant less favorably because they associate with a member of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Denying gender-affirming care
  • Excluding coverage for a same-sex spouse or registered domestic partner
  • Taking adverse employment action against a worker for complaining about sex discrimination in the workplace

If you are a survivor of sexual harassment, the San Diego sexual harassment attorneys at Browne Employment Lawyers can help you fight for justice in your workplace.

What to Do If You Suspect Sex Discrimination

If you believe that you are a victim of sex discrimination in the workplace, there are steps you can take to protect your rights, including:

  • Taking detailed notes about what actions have occurred, when they occurred, who was present, and what was said
  • Saving any relevant correspondence, including memos, emails, or texts
  • Expressing your discomfort with the situation to your supervisor and/or human resources department
  • Following your company’s grievance procedure
  • Contacting a knowledgeable employment law attorney for help
  • Filing a complaint with the appropriate government agency

Areas We Serve

We serve all over San Diego, CA, including:

HillcrestOld Town | Torrey Pines | Point LomaSan Ysidro  | National City  | East VillageBalboa Park | Rancho Peñasquitos | Clairemont | Solana Beach | Mission ValleyEl CajonLa Jolla | Bay Ho | Encinitas | University HeightsParadise Hills | Mission Hills | Bay ParkLittle ItalyGaslamp QuarterBankers Hill | Normal Heights | South ParkNorth Park | La Mesa | Pacific Beach

San Diego Sex Discrimination FAQs

How can a sex discrimination lawyer help me?

Our skilled San Diego sex discrimination lawyers specialize in employment law. We can evaluate your situation, provide legal counsel, gather evidence, negotiate with your employer, and if necessary, litigate on your behalf to secure your rights and remedies.

How do I prove sex discrimination?

Evidence such as emails, witness statements, performance evaluations, and other documentation can help establish your claim. Consulting an experienced sex discrimination attorney is crucial to building a strong case.

Can I be retaliated against for reporting sex discrimination?

No, it’s illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for reporting sex discrimination. If you experience retaliation, you may have a separate legal claim.

Is there a time limit for filing a sex discrimination claim?

Yes, there are strict time limits called statutes of limitations. These vary depending on the specific circumstances and jurisdiction. It’s essential to consult an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

Contact a Sex Discrimination Lawyer

You deserve to be able to work and earn a living regardless of your gender identity or sexual orientation. You also deserve to work in an environment where you feel respected and valued. If you believe your employer has committed sex discrimination against you, reach out to the compassionate legal team at Browne Employment Lawyers for help. Contact us today to get started.

Notable Case Result: $225,000 – Our client was sexually harassed and discriminated against during a visit to a car dealership.

Testimonial: Amazing and professional!! Greatly appreciate him and his team for taking the time to hear my case and find a way in order to help me for the mistreatment I have encountered. Also, very quick at responding!! We need more attorneys like you!!” – Jessica, Client

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