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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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Why Hire Browne Employment Lawyers For Your Sex Discrimination Case?

When tackling a sex discrimination case, it’s essential to have knowledgeable and capable legal representation in your corner. By choosing Browne Employment Lawyers for this critical role, you are giving yourself the chance to recover the compensation you deserve. Here’s why you should work with us:

Top 100 Settlements in the US and California

Browne Employment Lawyers boast a strong track record of securing substantial settlements on behalf of our clients. Being recognized for achieving some of the Top 100 settlements indicates our competency in negotiating and settling cases.

Decades of Experience

With decades of experience under our belt, Browne Employment Lawyers comes equipped with a profound understanding of sex discrimination law. This isn’t just about familiarity with the law and statutes; we have had years to refine our strategies and understand the intricacies involved in both state and federal laws, and we know how to put it into practice

Free Consultations 

When you reach out to Browne Employment Lawyers for your sex discrimination claim, you benefit from our free consultations. This risk-free meeting allows you to discuss the specifics of your case with experienced professionals without any financial obligation. We take the time to assess the merits of your claim and provide guidance on how best to proceed.

Ultimately, enlisting the expertise of Browne Employment Lawyers gives you a fighting chance at getting the compensation you deserve after facing sex discrimination at work.

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

Compensation Available in a Sex Discrimination Case

In the event of sex discrimination in the workplace, you should be aware of the several types of compensation that may be available to remedy your situation. The most common types include:

Back Pay

This form of compensation covers any wages, benefits, or other earnings that you lost from the time the discrimination started until a resolution is reached in your case.

Front Pay

Front pay can be awarded when reinstatement isn’t viable. It comprises projected future wages and benefits that you would be making if not for the discriminatory actions

Emotional Distress 

You may receive compensation for emotional pain resulting from sex discrimination – for example, if the situation led to anxiety or other mental health issues.

Punitive Damages

In cases where an employer’s actions were particularly harmful or malicious, punitive damages can be awarded to punish their wrongdoing and to attempt to deter future misconduct.

Attorney’s Fees and Court Costs 

A successful claim could mean recovering attorney’s fees and court costs incurred during the proceedings, lessening the financial stress associated with pursuing justice.

Other Out-of-Pocket Expenses 

Miscellaneous costs tied directly to instances of discrimination – like therapy sessions, transportation costs, or other job search expenses after wrongful termination – might also qualify for reimbursement.

Hiring or Reinstatement

If you’ve been passed over for a job, promotion, or have been wrongfully terminated because of sex discrimination, hiring or reinstatement puts you back in a position that you deserve. It means that as part of your settlement or judgment, the employer may be required to offer you back the position from which you were removed or an equivalent one if it’s available and desirable.

Should you find yourself facing sex discrimination in your workplace, know that a range of remedies are at your disposal. This is not an exhaustive list, but gives you an idea of what you may be entitled to. 

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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