Sex & Gender Discrimination
Sex and gender discrimination are very serious and very wrong. Employees often ask, what is sex and gender discrimination, what are examples of sex and gender discrimination, and what can I do to stop it?
As an Oregon employee, you have the right to a work environment free from sex and gender discrimination. This means, you have the right never to be discriminated against. Oregon law says sex or gender discrimination is unfair treatment against someone because of their sex or gender. This means an employer can never consider sex or gender in how the employer treats an employee. Sex and gender discrimination takes many forms. For example, sex or gender can never be a factor in:
- Job location, or
These are common examples of sex and gender discrimination. But, these are not the only examples of sex and gender discrimination. Sometimes sexual or gender harassment also occurs at the same time as sex or gender discrimination. Sexual harassment is when a work environment becomes offensive for a person of a certain sex. For example, sexual harassment can include sexual jokes, sexual comments, improper touching, sexual demands, sexual cartoons or other offensive conduct involving sex. You can learn more about sexual harassment on our law firm’s sexual harassment page.
In order to determine your rights, you should seek out a labor lawyer immediately. Please feel free to contact us immediately for a no-charge, no-commitment and private case review. Our toll-free number is 1-800-578-HELP (4357). You can also reach our law firm in Portland, Oregon at 503-987-0000.
Our law office only represent employees, never employers. Our employment law group represents workers at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), BOLI (Bureau of Labor and Industries in Oregon), state trial courts, federal trial courts and the appellate courts. We look forward to your phone call.
Our law firm takes on other cases on behalf of workers. Attorneys in our office take on cases involving sexual harassment, sex and gender discrimination, race discrimination, race harassment and sexual orientation discrimination and harassment. Our lawyers also take on pregnancy discrimination and harassment, workers’ compensation retaliation and other forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We also take on whistleblowing cases.
Most clients hire us on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if the client gets paid. In most cases our law firm is paid at the end, by the employer, as is allowed under the law. This helps clients enforce their rights while giving clients peace of mind. Those who are discriminated against should not have to worry about paying an attorney up front for the legal fees. Contact us to see if we can take your case on a contingency fee basis where we get paid only if you get paid.
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