Dedicated Gender & Sex Discrimination Lawyers in Kansas City
Are you experiencing unfair treatment by your employer due to your sex or gender? Whether you identify as male, female, transgender, cisgender, queer, nonbinary, or any other gender or sex, it’s essential to understand your rights. If you’ve been unfairly denied a promotion, benefits, or a position because of your sex or gender identity, you may be able to take legal action against your employer. No person should have to experience discrimination in their workplace.
If you suspect you are being discriminated against due to your sex or gender, it’s essential to seek legal counsel. Meeting with a skilled sex/gender discrimination attorney is the best way to determine if you have grounds for a discrimination claim. At Hollis Law Firm, our team is dedicated to ensuring individuals who have experienced discrimination because of their sex or gender receive justice. Here is some important information to know about sex and gender discrimination in Kansas City.
What Is Gender and Sex Discrimination?
Both federal and state laws prohibit employers from engaging in any kind of discrimination against their employees on the basis of sex. Although Missouri and Kansas do not currently have state-wide laws that expressly prohibit gender identity discrimination, the United States Supreme Court held in 2020 that gender identity discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination are types of sex discrimination prohibited by federal employment discrimination laws (which protect most, but not all, employees in the United States).
There are a wide variety of behaviors that can constitute discrimination on the basis of sex and/or gender, with some being more direct and others less obvious. In Kansas City, some actions and behaviors that are categorized as sex-based and/or gender-based discrimination include:
- Refusing to hire a potential candidate because of their sex or making preferences towards one gender during the hiring process
- Firing an employee on the basis of sex or gender
- Implementing pay differentials on the basis of sex or gender
- Allowing or engaging in inappropriate jokes or offensive comments on account of gender
- Instituting workplace policies that favor a certain gender or sex
- Giving promotions on the basis of sex or gender
These are just a couple of scenarios that describe sex-based and/or gender-based discrimination. Often, sex and gender discrimination occur in combination with sexual harassment. Sexual harassment happens when a workplace is an offensive environment towards a person of a certain gender. Whether you think you are experiencing sexual harassment, gender discrimination, or both, it’s important to consult with a legal professional to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
How to Identify Sex and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
While discrimination can be obvious and easy to identify, it’s more common to take on a more subtle form. This can make it challenging to identify or prove cases of sex or gender discrimination. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of some of the common indicators of sex-based and/or gender-based discrimination. These include:
- You notice colleagues of another sex or gender with the same qualifications are receiving promotions that you are not.
- You notice your workplace consistently hires employees of a certain gender or sex.
- You discover colleagues of one sex are paid higher than those of another.
These are the most common indicators of sex or gender discrimination. All of these actions likely violate anti-discrimination laws applicable in Missouri and Kansas. If you feel that sex or gender discrimination is present in your workplace, it’s important to consult with a skilled Kansas City sex & gender discrimination lawyer.
Contact a Kansas City Sex/Gender Discrimination Lawyer at Hollis Law
No person should experience discrimination at work because of their sex or gender. If you feel like your employer is engaging in or allowing discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in your workplace, it’s important to take action. Meeting with a skilled Kansas City discrimination attorney is the best way to determine if you have grounds for a sex or gender discrimination claim.
Our team is dedicated to fighting for employee rights in Kansas City. Our skilled gender discrimination attorneys will ensure your rights are upheld and keep your best interests at heart. Contact our skilled gender discrimination lawyer at (800) 701-3672 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.
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Thanks for everything!
My experience working with the Hollis Law Firm was very easily done because they listen to what you have to say and repeat you. Anytime I called Jason Chambers’ office or Bekah’s, the two lawyers that I conferred with each were always very caring and understanding about answering my questions. They would call me often on my case, and let me know what was going on. They were very dependable in keeping me up to date on the case. I will highly recommend the Hollis Law Firm to anybody no matter what kind of case you may have and need a group of lawyers. In my opinion, they are the ‘best, caring, and concerned’ lawyers I have ever had to do business with. I am grateful to have had them to handle my case. Jason and Bekah: thanks for all your hard work and dedication for taking care of me. I appreciate everything you did! I also can say you can certainly be proud to say you work at the Hollis Law Firm because I know you put out a lot of hard work and time on my case. My case came out great as a winner!
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The Hollis staff did a great job answering questions!
Jason’s patience with all my questions throughout this rather long process was very reassuring. My many calls were always answered promptly and professionally by the Hollis staff. If Jason was not immediately available, he would always return my calls the same day or at the latest, the next day. The Hollis staff did a great job answering questions, but never guessed at answering. If they could not answer a question they quickly passed it on to Jason. Jason did a very good job of explaining the legal issues with my case, how the process worked, and what all my options were when applicable. Jason and everyone I spoke with at Hollis were always professional and seemed to genuinely care about me and my case. I felt very comfortable working with Jason and the Hollis Law Firm staff. I would be totally at ease recommending Jason and the Hollis Law Firm to anyone.
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