Colorado Gender Discrimination Attorney
Women in the workplace must still, unfortunately, contend with assumptions about their abilities and commitment to their jobs when starting or managing a family. Even with the passage of landmark legislation like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, unequal pay and employment discrimination are still realities for women in the workforce.
Attorney Lisa R. Sahli represents women throughout Colorado and the surrounding areas who believe they are being paid less than male counterparts for the same jobs or are experiencing other forms of discrimination, retaliation or harassment. With more than 18 years of experience in employment litigation, Ms. Sahli is committed to helping all employees earn equal pay and work in environments free of unlawful discrimination.
Pregnancy Discrimination — A Prevalent Phenomenon
Pregnancy should be a joyful time for women who work. Instead, far too often, employers have knee-jerk reactions when female workers announce their pregnancies or request family leave. Some make assumptions about a woman’s commitment to her career or her employer. As unfounded as these are, many employers carry these biases and can end up basing employment decisions on them. Pregnancy discrimination places women in financial distress when the need for health care benefits and financial security are highest.
Legislation Exists To Protect You From Discrimination
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Colorado law, employers are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of several characteristics, including sex. While sexual orientation is not protected by federal law, it is a protected status under Colorado law, which provides additional protections and remedies for those suffering discriminatory treatment, retaliation or harassment due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Colorado law and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act expand protections to women who are paid less than their male counterparts. If you believe you are being paid less than your male co-workers for the same job duties, Ms. Sahli can help you explore your options for compensation.
Contact An Experienced Gender Equality In The Workplace Lawyer In Colorado
Be aware that gender discrimination can often occur in combination with other forms of discriminatory behavior. Older women, for example, may suffer both gender and age discrimination. Gender discrimination can also be influenced by racial and other biases.
If you think that you are experiencing discrimination on the basis of gender or other characteristics, contact Denver gender discrimination lawyer Lisa R. Sahli. Send an email or call 720-545-1690 to schedule a consultation. Ms. Sahli can help put a stop to discrimination in the workplace.