Sex Discrimination Attorneys in Burbank
Seeking Justice in a Discriminatory Workplace
My male manager often makes derogatory comments in my presence about women, such as all women are “bitches.” I feel threatened and upset when he makes those kinds of comments, do I have any rights?
Yes. If your employer has 5 or more employees, it is subject to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, which prohibits sex discrimination and sexual harassment. You may have a sexual harassment and discrimination claim especially if, in addition to these comments, your manager shows favoritism to male employees and treats you and your female co-workers unfairly. Remember that every situation is different – contact the sex discrimination lawyers in Burbank at the Akopyan Law Firm to discuss your case with us.
Can I sue my male supervisor for discriminating against me because of my sex?
The Fair Employment and Housing Act only permits sexual discrimination lawsuits against employers and not individual managers or co-workers. However, discrimination and harassment often occur together and you may have a sexual harassment claim against your manager.
Although I have more experience, training, and have been with the company longer, my boss promoted a male colleague, claiming that he was more dedicated to the company. Do I have any rights?
Depending on the circumstances, you may have a sex discrimination claim against your employer for his preferential treatment of your male colleague. Discuss your situation during a complimentary case evaluation with our employment law attorneys in Burbank.
My employer discriminated against me for asking to take time to breastfeed my newborn. Do I have any rights?
Yes, discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions is treated as sex discrimination under both the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Federal Title VII laws. You may also have claims against your employer for violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
Call the Akopyan Law Firm at (818) 509-9975 to get started on your sex discrimination case.