Homewood Office at Southbridge located behind Embassy Suites

Homewood Office at Southbridge located behind Embassy Suites

Birmingham Sex Discrimination Attorneys (205) 980-1445

Birmingham Alabama Workplace Gender Discrimination Lawyer

Under Alabama Employment Law, both men and women can be victims of sex discrimination. Sex discrimination may adversely affect your employment and workplace conditions and create an environment where you are treated less favorably than your co-workers because of your sex. For over 18 years, Harwell Law Firm LLC has been committed to representing victims of sex discrimination as well as protecting the rights of employees who have been retaliated against for reporting or threatening to report discrimination based on sex.

Sex Discrimination and Alabama Employment Laws

Under Alabama Employment Law, employers are forbidden from making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, job training or other terms and conditions of employment based on an employee’s sex or gender. This means that employers are forbidden from treating some employees less favorably than other employees of the opposite sex solely based on their gender. In addition, Alabama employers are forbidden from creating or even tolerating a hostile work environment based on an employee’s sex.

Alabama Sex Discrimination Attorney

For Alabama employers, sex discrimination is prohibited by federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act; and the Equal Pay Act). The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. The Equal Pay Act prohibits pay discrimination on the basis of sex for employees performing work requiring substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility that is performed under similar working conditions. Other forms of sex discrimination can include sexual harassment which creates a hostile work environment.  For more information about sexual harassment, please follow this link.