Pennsylvania and New Jersey Sex Discrimination Attorneys
Federal, state and various local laws in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sex. Other legislation further seeks to remove disparity in pay between men and women. When discrimination on the basis of sex or gender occurs, these laws give workers the right to seek justice.
Philadelphia Sex Discrimination Lawyer
If you are the victim of illegal discrimination on the basis of your sex, or you are paid less than members of the opposite sex for equal work, you may be able to seek remedies under law and recover damages. At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, we are proud to represent the victims of sex and gender discrimination in the workplace. Our attorneys have been recognized by our peers for our skill and dedication in representing employees.
We have an office in Philadelphia, where we represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster and Bucks Counties. We also have an office in Moorestown, New Jersey, where we represent victims of sex discrimination throughout the state, including, but not limited to, Camden, Burlington, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May Counties. Additionally, we represent clients throughout New York.
Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sex
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance and other local laws in the Philadelphia area, it is illegal to discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of sex. These employment decisions could including hiring, discharge, and promotion.
It is illegal, for example, to make a layoff decision based on the premise that an employee is a young woman who may marry and quit her job, to not promote a woman because the employer believes men are more aggressive, or to not hire a woman because the employer believes it will disrupt the all-male culture of the workplace.
While women have historically been discriminated against in employment, the law also covers any adverse employment decision made against a work because he is a man.
Harassment is a form of discrimination. If an employer creates or allows a workplace that is a hostile environment due to an employee’s sex, then that employee has been illegally discriminated against. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome advances or touch, crude remarks, “jokes,” pictures or illustrations about women or men or demands for sexual favors.
Equal Pay for Equal Work
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in wages between men and women by an employer for jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility. The Pennsylvania Equal Pay Law and the New Jersey Equal Pay Act also add state protections.
Console Mattiacci Law, LLC ǀ Philadelphia Attorneys for Your Gender Discrimination Case
If you are the victim of employment discrimination on the basis of sex, or you are paid less than members of the opposite sex at your job for the same work, you can seek the assistance of a dedicated Philadelphia employment discrimination lawyer at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC. It is important to act quickly, though. Some claims have strict 180-day deadlines to file a claim. Call us today at 215-545-7676 to schedule a consultation.