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Gender discrimination relates to the mistreatment of an employee or applicant as compared to others based on his, her or their sex or gender. Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer with five or more employees cannot discriminate against you in a way that affects your employment, compensation, benefits, ect. because of your “sex [or] gender.”  Cal. Gov. Code § 12940(a).


This covers wide-ranging claims based on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions.  It also covers pay differences between men and women whose jobs are of comparable worth to the employer with some limited exceptions – a claim that can be brought in addition to a claim under the Equal Pay Act which is part of the California Labor Code.  


Because “gender” can include a person’s gender identity and/or gender expression, this could impact things like whether your employer’s dress and grooming standards are legitimate. [Learn more

Sex and gender discrimination can occur in situations affecting an individual’s work-related benefits, such as:

•  Hiring and firing

•  Promotions and demotions

•  Unequal pay for comparable work

•  Allocation of raises and benefits

•  Assigning hours, shifts, days off

•  Assigning work and projects

•  Negotiating leaves of absence

•  Fringe benefits

•  Other terms and conditions of employment


If you feel you have been treated unfairly or have been discriminated against based on your gender, call the Falchetti Law Firm now for a free consultation.


Separately, you are experiencing unwanted harassing conduct by a co-worker or supervisor because of your gender, it may be a form of unlawful SEXUAL HARASSMENT. [Learn more]


If your employer reprimands you,  terminates you, or takes another adverse employment action against you for opposing discriminatory practices, this is called RETALIATION and it is also unlawful. [Learn More]


Call the Falchetti Law Firm to discuss how we can help you take back your power. We take these cases on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you recover.


We are just a phone call away.  Everything you tell us is confidential.  


Call the Falchetti Law Firm at (626) 831-9070  or email us here.

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