When you think about gender discrimination, you probably imagine a woman not getting a job because she’s female. The truth is, though, that gender discrimination can affect many people, including men.
According to the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, also known as WFEA, it’s not lawful for employers to discriminate against employees based on gender. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also protects your rights regardless of gender.
Though many cases of gender discrimination involve women, it is also possible for men to be victims of such discrimination.
What is a sign of discrimination against a man?
Usually, discrimination rears its head in the form of unfair pay. For example, if an all-female company hires a man but pays him less than others who do the same job with the same skill level and background, he may argue that he’s being discriminated against based on gender.
Another common instance of gender discrimination is when a person isn’t hired because of their gender. This could happen in a similar scenario, such as if a man is not hired or promoted simply because he is a man.
There are few cases where a specific gender or sex is needed for a job, and in most cases, treating employees differently because of their gender is unfair and illegal.
What can you do if you suspect gender discrimination?
When you suspect that you’re a victim of discrimination, you need to look into gathering evidence of what you’ve been through. Keep emails, identify those who overheard what others have said and try to get as much evidence as possible. Then, you can report your concerns to human resources or your attorney to work out a solution.
You don’t have to go through these challenges alone. Fortunately, there are people who can help you sort through this situation and figure out the best way to move forward. The attorneys at Alan C. Olson & Associates are experienced and ready to fight for employees’ rights.