In a recent high-profile lawsuit that is rocking Silicon Valley, former venture capitalist Ellen Pao sought millions from venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, alleging gender discrimination. Pao, who is presently the interim CEO of Reddit, claimed her former employer withheld promotions and raises because she is a woman and purported a “culture of gender discrimination.” Some of Pao’s contentions included lower pay for female employees, sexual harassment, and exclusion from partner events that date far back as 2007, when Pao first complained about the firm’s treatment of women. Pao also claimed she experienced retaliation after notifying management about the harassment. If you or someone you know has been a victim of mistreatment at your place of employment, contact the most experienced gender discrimination lawyers NY has to offer immediately to learn about your rights under the law.
What is Discrimination?
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, also known as Title VII, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, and national origin. Workplace prejudices may be committed while someone is an actual employee of a company or if an individual is an applicant for employment. Should an employer make a decision that affects pay rate, whether or not to hire a candidate, promotions, benefits or job title based on characteristics listed in Title VII, it has violated federal law and, most likely, state law. The New York State Division of Human Rights and NYS Department of Labor also prohibit employment discrimination-based factors in addition to those listed in Title VII. Because a claim must be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if a violation occurs, the most skilled and knowledgeable gender discrimination lawyer NY has to offer should be hired to handle the case.
When gender discrimination occurs, an employer treats its male and female employees differently based on gender. For example, under state and federal laws employers are required to pay both their male and female employees the same salary if they work in the same job with the same responsibilities and within the same workplace settings. Unfortunately, more often than not women are the victims of gender discrimination in the workplace.
The Most Knowledgeable Gender Discrimination Lawyers NY Has To Offer
If you or someone you know has been the victim of gender discrimination, or any other form of employment discrimination, you may have grounds for a lawsuit and should contact the most resourceful gender discrimination lawyer NY has to offer. The skilled and aggressive attorneys at Levine & Blit, PLLC have more than 30 years of litigation and settlement experience representing clients nationwide. Call (212) 967-3000 for a free, initial consultation.