Women now make up more than half of the workforce, and 60 percent of the mothers of children under the age of three now work. The income these women earn is crucial to the economic well-being of many families. Gender-based stereotyping of female caregivers can affect employer’s decisions with regard to whether to hire or promote women. If you didn’t get the job you believed you were qualified for or did not get the promotion you felt you deserved because of gender discrimination, seek the services of a discrimination lawyer in New York City.
Discriminatory stereotyping based on gender roles
It is unlawful to treat a female employee less favorably because of the gender-based assumption that she will undertake caregiving responsibilities or that these responsibilities will hinder her ability to work effectively. Employment decisions based upon the assumption that women caregivers cannot or will not fulfill their job responsibilities violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These assumptions include:
Employers that make an unfavorable employment decision based upon gender-based assumptions such as these, rather than the actual performance or qualifications of the employee, have violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A New York City gender discrimination attorney has the knowledge, skills and experience needed to analyze your circumstances and determine whether you are a victim of gender discrimination.
Signs of discrimination based on gender role stereotyping
To determine whether gender-based discrimination took place, the following questions can be asked:
Discrimination claims must be made in a prompt fashion — so, it is best not to delay. Consult an experienced attorney at the Akin Law Group to determine how you can file a claim.