Gender Discrimination Attorneys in Georgia
Title VII prohibits taking adverse employment actions like termination, failing to promote, or paying employees differently based on gender. The Equal Pay Act also affords relief to employees who are compensated differently based on gender. Title VII also prevents employers from tolerating work environments where employees are forced to endure severe or pervasive harassment due to gender from co-workers or supervisors.
If you successfully prove a Title VII gender claim, you are entitled to lost wages, compensatory and punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees. If you demonstrate that your employer has violated the Equal Pay Act, then you are entitled to the difference in compensation between you and the better-paid employee, liquidated damages, and attorneys’ fees.
If you are employed by a state, local, or the federal government, you may also have an Equal Protection claim that would afford you the same remedies as Title VII. Unlike Title VII, the Equal Protection claim compensatory and punitive damages are not capped if awarded.
If you suspect that you have been the victim of non-sexual harassment gender discrimination in the workplace, please call (470) 579-3936.