Milwaukee Sex Discrimination Lawyer
Are you a woman being paid less than men are paid to do the same job at your Milwaukee workplace? Are you a man being kept out of a “traditionally female” occupation without justification?
Wisconsin sex discrimination attorneys at the law firm of Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c., devote their careers to the cause of justice for employees. To schedule a free initial consultation regarding your sex discrimination complaints, contact Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (“WFEA”) make it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against employees on the basis of gender. The Equal Pay Act also states that it is illegal to pay women less than men who do similar work. That is, men and women must be given equal pay for equal work. Gender discrimination may take one of two forms: disparate treatment & disparate impact. Disparate treatment is the more direct form of discrimination, treating someone differently simply based on gender. Disparate impact is a type of discrimination that is not always apparent. This discrimination is generally the result of company policies and other practices genders that result in genders being treated differently, even in the absence of intent.
Gender discrimination may occur when an employer uses stereotypes to prevent a person from obtaining employment in certain positions. The idea of “men’s work” and “women’s work”, while waning, is nonetheless still present and can influence whether or not an applicant obtains the job he or she wants. In addition, discrimination is also committed when refusal to offer a job to a woman is based on concern that it would be “wasted” since her commitment to a job is secondary to her desire to raise a family.
If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of your gender, please contact us to discuss your options.