Are you a female that works in a male-dominated industry? While you have the right to work in any industry that you want to work in, some of your co-workers or your employer might not agree with that. If you believe that you are being undermined, treated poorly, and paid much less than what your co-workers are being paid simply because you are a woman, you need to hire an attorney because gender discrimination is illegal and has been since 1964. If you can provide proof of what is happening in the workplace, you can file a lawsuit against your employer.
Why Does Gender Discrimination Occur?
Gender discrimination may occur in a workplace when an employer believes that people of the opposite sex are not capable of handling the workload or doing nearly as much as the males that are hired. It is not right and it is illegal, but many employers are still guilty of discriminating against females with the belief that they are not strong enough or good enough to get their jobs done. The discrimination usually occurs when an employee lacks understanding and acceptance of women. When it does occur, women at the workplace may be too afraid to speak out because they want to keep their jobs and do not want to deal with more harassment, workplace bullying, and retaliation.
What You Can Do About the Gender Discrimination
If you know that discrimination is occurring, you need to speak with an attorney that takes on gender discrimination law cases. Provide evidence of everything you will claim in the lawsuit that you plan to file. For example, you may have messages from your employer where you are being undermined and talked down to because you are a woman. You might have voice recordings of the way that your employer talks to you and treats you in the workplace. Your employer might have even made blunt statements about your work ethic and your skills not being up to par with the rest of your co-workers because they are men. Bring all your evidence with you to your consultation with the lawyer. If a lawsuit is filed and discrimination is proven, you could be awarded a large sum of money in a settlement that comes from your employer.
When your employer and co-workers discriminate against you because you are a woman in a male-dominated industry, you do not have to put up with their behavior. Collect as much evidence as you can, speak to an attorney, and file a lawsuit for the sake of your rights and the rights of other women.