Sex discrimination is a very broad form of discrimination that affects many aspects of a person’s physical sex and gender roles. Sex discrimination is traditionally thought of as the man perpetrating some form of sexual coercion or harassment on a female victim but sex discrimination and gender discrimination can fit anybody into the perpetrator and victim role. There can be man against woman discrimination, women against man discrimination, man against man discrimination and woman against woman discrimination. Sex discrimination is prohibited in employment by the federal Title VII, the federal Equal Pay Act, the federal Lilly Ledbetter Act and the Texas Labor Code. Working with a sexual harassment attorney can help you navigate these laws and demand justice.
How sex discrimination occurs in the workplace
Sex discrimination is prohibited in any part of the employment relationship, from hiring practices through termination of employment. Sex discrimination is prohibited when it has a negative effect on obtaining or keeping a job as well as the terms and conditions of employment. Common ways sex discrimination can occur: