Sex and Gender Discrimination

Sex and Gender Discrimination Law

Are you being treated differently in your workplace as a result of your sex or gender identity? Michigan and federal laws protect you from sex or gender discrimination in the workplace. Michigan Law prohibits sex discrimination in all forms, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

At Blanchard & Walker we focus on helping the victims of workplace discrimination get the financial and legal outcomes they deserve. We are strong advocates for Michigan workers and have the skills and resources necessary to hold employers accountable for their discriminatory practices.

What Does Sex Discrimination Look Like?

Actions that are considered discrimination are not always obvious, especially to those who are not being targeted. Examples of discrimination include:

  • Being given different job assignments than your peers of a different sex or gender
  • Missing out on promotions that you have the qualifications and credentials for
  • Being laid off while peers of the opposite sex are kept on staff
  • Being treated differently or not given opportunities due to pregnancy
  • Not being payed equally with your peers of the opposite sex or gender

Sex and gender discrimination can be subtle and it is not always easy to prove.

How to Report Sex Discrimination

Victims of Discrimination often have many reporting options to consider. The right path depends on the individual situation. We can examine your circumstances, look at all the facts, and take the time to counsel our clients on the best path. Sometimes addressing the problem starts with an internal complaint to the employer. Other times the first step is an official government report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR). Sometimes, the best option is a lawsuit in State or Federal Court. Whatever path, our attorneys work hard to understand each client’s needs and advise them through the process of reporting or making appropriate filings to protect their rights.

Don’t Allow Your Employer to Limit Your Opportunities Based on Illegal Discrimination

If you believe you are being subjected to discrimination based on your sex or gender, we can help you get to the bottom of it.