Gender Bias in the Workplace - Shegerian Law

Gender Bias in the Workplace

Employers Violate Worker Rights with Gender Bias

According to the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, female employees cannot be discriminated against due to their sex. Included among the rights bestowed upon this class are sexual harassment and marital status. Employers must take certain precautions to avoid being accused of gender bias, which means they must provide equal pay, promotions, benefits and more.

Over 5,000 former and current workers employed from May 2005 to March 2010 are suing a French pharmaceutical company for gender bias. The employer, Sanofi-Aventis SA, is being accused of discrimination in pay and promotions. One of the main advantages that are on the workers side is that another mega-giant drug maker had a $152 million for an analogous suit.

The female workers who are victims of the gender bias were sales reps that found many inequalities in the workplace. In this particular gender bias case, the plaintiffs are seeking approximately $24 million in damages. A settlement for this amount will need to receive final approval from the district court judge; however, preliminary approval for the gender bias settlement has already been established.

Steps to Take When Gender Bias Occurs

If gender bias is transpiring in your workplace, then you need to bring these matters to the attention of your employer. It is important that you give your employer the chance to correct the problem before taking any further actions.

In the event that your company does not resolve the gender bias, then it is crucial that you contact a qualified attorney to handle the matter for you. A gender discrimination lawyer from Shegerian & Associates can provide you with the advice and guidance you need to protect your gender bias rights!

Manuela Varela

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Manuela Varela has been with Shegerian & Associates since August 2022. She is responsible for outreach and marketing on behalf of the firm and manages relationships between firms and referring attorneys. She is also responsible for developing business opportunities and affiliations. Manuela graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Economics and Political Science.