Washington, D.C., Sex Discrimination Lawyers
Some executives, supervisors and co-workers still view women as inferior. Some cling to outdated gender roles. Some still treat female subordinates or peers merely as sex objects. Despite advances of women in the American workforce and the highest ranks of leadership, gender discrimination and sexual preference discrimination is alive and well at all levels of employment.
At Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., we uphold the rights of women (or men) who have been subjected to discriminatory treatment in any facet of employment on the basis of their gender or sexual preference. We will aggressively pursue legal action against employers for violating your civil rights to be free of gender bias, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.
Gender and sexual orientation discrimination is illegal under federal and state laws. If you believe your employer has discriminated on the basis of your sex, or failed to protect you, contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Title VII of the Civil Right Act outlawed sex discrimination in employment which also led to protections against sexual harassment in the workplace. Subsequent legislation such as the Equal Pay Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act expanded protections for women. Despite these clear laws and rulings by the highest courts, gender discrimination persists in hiring, advancement, work duties, male-dominated jobs and other forms of employment discrimination.
- Refusal to hire a woman
- Lesser duties or autonomy than male counterparts
- Unequal pay for same or similar work
- Uneven distribution of commissions and bonuses
- Different rules or discipline for males versus females
- "Glass ceiling" barriers to advancement
- Sexual harassment (unwanted advances, fondling, gender bias, intimidation)
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Retaliation for reporting bias or harassment
- Wrongful termination on the basis of sex or reporting abuse
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., is committed to protecting your rights to be free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. We will pursue damages for the harm to your career or earning capacity, for the emotional duress and for other appropriate damages under the law. We also represent women seeking reinstatement, promotion or any other legal remedy. We protect your rights and work toward your goals.
Gender Discrimination of Federal Employees
If you experienced sex discrimination as a federal worker, you need an attorney who understands your rights and your avenues for redress. Our attorneys have extensive experience in EEO proceedings and federal court litigation on behalf of U.S. government employees in the D.C. area and nationwide.
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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.