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New York Employment Law Firm Represents Victims of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace


Your qualifications should speak for themselves

Today’s workplace demands an equal opportunity for all individuals in which they are treated based on their qualifications rather than their sex. Gone are the days where men and women were casually treated differently because of their gender. Unfortunately, not all employers have caught up to the times.

The New York employment law attorneys at Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth leverage more than 70 years of combined experience to fight gender discrimination in the workplace. We represent men and women who have suffered because of an employer or coworker’s bias towards their gender. By working closely with you, we provide the information you need to understand the strength of your case and your options for pursuing resolutions.

What actions or policies are prohibited?

Understanding the types of actions or policies that are prohibited by anti-discrimination laws may help you make decisions on how to approach your specific situation.

Under state and federal law, men and women cannot be:

  • Compensated at lower rates based solely on gender

  • Passed over for employment simply because of their gender

  • Denied advancement opportunities that individuals of the opposite gender may enjoy

  • Unduly shielded or protected from responsibility or

  • Denied a position on crucial teams or boards

  • Otherwise treated differently from the opposite sex in the workplace

How do I prove gender discrimination?

Proving any type of discrimination is not without challenges. Unlike criminal cases involving physical evidence, the successful demonstration of discrimination relies more upon witnesses, past actions and hearsay.

There are many pieces of information that often prove invaluable during gender discrimination hearings, including:

  • Victim’s accounting of the events: As a victim of gender discrimination, it can be helpful to keep a record of your mistreatment, especially is said mistreatment is ongoing. Documenting events and correspondence that demonstrate your mistreatment is very helpful, both when filing the charge and presenting your case.

  • A consistent track record: Demonstrating the employer’s ongoing discrimination against a specific gender is one of the most effective ways to prove your case. Employers who routinely discriminate against a specific gender will often have a gender-biased workforce, meaning inordinately more men than women or vice versa. Demonstrating this may prove helpful during your search for resolutions.

  • Inaccurate employee reviews: Documentation such as official employee reviews may prove helpful to your case. Reviews that are inaccurately completed or obviously biased against you may be used to demonstrate the discrimination.

  • Email strings: Few pieces of evidence can be as damning as personal correspondence, such as email strings. If you have been accidentally copied on a discriminatory email or have been made aware of such an email by a coworker, it is important to retain the documentation for use in your case.

  • Witness accounts: The testimony of co-workers or fellow victims may be crucial in demonstrating the discrimination. Any individual capable of providing insight onto the discrimination is a potential witness. 

While it may be tempting to gather this information and evidence yourself, the guidance of an experienced New York employment lawyer can improve both the quantity and quality of the evidence.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your gender discrimination concerns with an experienced New York employment law attorney

The successful resolution of a gender discrimination case relies upon several factors, including the value of evidence, the timeliness of the charge and the quality of legal representation. At Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth, our New York employment lawyers have the experience and skill needed to help you pinpoint and gather evidence, and to help file charges against your employer. With our New York employment law attorneys at your side, your chances of obtaining favorable resolutions to your case are considerably improved.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and legal options, contact us online or call 212-545-1199 today.




Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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