Houston Gender Discrimination Lawyers
It is not a matter that often comes up during the course of polite discussion, but gender discrimination is still a very real and damaging presence in the American workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 expressly prohibits sex-based discrimination in
- Any other conditions of employment
Additionally, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 asserts that men and women are to be paid equally for equal work. Despite these clear legal mandates, many employers continue to engage in practices that are questionable at best and illegal at worst.
If you have been denied employment, advancement, or fair compensation and have reason to suspect that it is due to your sex, contact the Houston gender discrimination lawyers of the Ross Law Group at 713-482-6910.
The View through the Glass Ceiling
As surprising as it may be to encounter gender discrimination in your own career path, it is far from rare, even today. 28,372 allegations of this demoralizing form of discrimination were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year 2008. That means that an average of nearly 78 claims reached the highest authority on these cases each day throughout the year.
These statistics say nothing of those who suffer this indignity in silence or only in commiseration with their friends and family. Beyond this, there is ample documentation of the wage gap that exists between what men and women are paid, with women earning as little as 60 % in some situations as their male counterparts.
Employers need to receive a clear message that this bygone abuse of power is intolerable. Contact the Houston gender discrimination lawyers of the Ross Law Group at 713-482-6910 to hold discriminatory employers responsible for their despicable and illegal actions.