Gender Discrimination and Harassment

Cleveland Gender Discrimination Attorneys

Even though it is unlawful, gender discrimination is an unfortunate reality in many workplaces. Many employees are treated worse, or paid less, than their opposite sex co-workers, based on their gender.

In fact, many employers still maintain the “good old boys club” culture and mentality, making it difficult for women to advance into supervisory, management, or executive-level positions. Although women have historically been the most frequent target of gender discrimination, men are not immune to discrimination by women who have obtained positions of power. If you are a woman who has hit the glass ceiling, or a man who has been terminated or denied a job promotion, or transfer due of your gender, our attorneys are here to help you.

Other types of gender-related discrimination include:

  • discrimination based on pregnancy
  • discrimination based on family status
  • discrimination based on having children, especially young children
  • discrimination based on being of child-bearing age

If you have experienced any of such of mistreatment at your job, you may have the right to bring a lawsuit against your employer.

At Caryn Groedel & Associates Co., LPA, in Cleveland, Ohio, we aggressively advocate for male and female employees throughout Ohio, as well as many other states, including Texas, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, who have been paid less, treated worse, denied promotions, or wrongfully terminated based on their gender or for a gender-based reason (such as pregnancy). With more than 40 years of combined legal experience in employment law, our attorneys go the extra mile to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected.

Cleveland Sexual Harassment Attorneys

It is also unlawful under state and federal laws for employers to allow their employees, especially supervisors and managers, to harass employees based on the employee’s age, race, gender, religion, national origin, or disability. However, many employers continue to allow this type of workplace environment to exist.

Harassment need not be blatant; it can be subtle, such as:

  •  unwanted and unwelcome age, sex, or race-related jokes, comments, names, or gestures
  • unwanted touching or invitations
  • the dissemination of sexually explicit or race-related emails or other documents
  • making age, sex or race-related stereotypical references
  • comments or asking questions regarding physical appearance or body type
  • describing employees using sexual or race-related terms
  • religion-based jokes or comments
  • pregnancy-related jokes or comments
  • wrongful termination
  • retaliation

Also, while many plaintiffs’ attorneys shy away from litigation, our harassment attorneys do not. We look at litigation and trials as a way for our clients to stand up for themselves with our assistance, to right the wrongs to which they have been subjected, and to get closure. We are passionate about our work, committed to fighting for fairness and equality in the workplace, and in so doing, helping other employees in those work places receive better treatment.

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To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, call 440-544-1122 or contact us on-line.