Gender discrimination is any action taken by an employer that unfairly denies opportunities, privileges, or rewards to an employee based solely on their sex. Although most gender discrimination is directed toward women, men can be victims as well. Federal law under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and the California Constitution prohibit gender discrimination in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. This includes employment practices such as hiring, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, discipline, and firing.
If you feel you have been the victim of gender discrimination, been denied employment opportunities, or been treated unfairly by your employer as a result of your gender, you should contact an experienced gender discrimination attorney who can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights.