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By Louise Herman

In the workplace and elsewhere, everyone deserves to be treated fairly. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely uncommon for employers to partake in favoritism. While this isn’t always illegal, when favoritism turns to discrimination, especially discrimination against people of certain protected characteristics, it may very well be illegal and grounds for a discrimination claim. If you believe you were discriminated against in the workplace due to your gender, you should continue reading and consider speaking with a dedicated Providence, Rhode Island sex discrimination lawyer from our firm to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I was discriminated against because of my gender?

There are various telltale signs that a person is discriminated against due to gender in the workplace. Just some of the most common examples of gender-based discrimination are as follows:

  • Demoting or not hiring certain employees because of their gender
  • Making consistently rude comments about a person’s gender (or partaking in any behavior that may be considered sexual harassment)
  • Firing or berating employees due to their gender
  • Discriminating against pregnant employees, or failing to abide by FMLA rules

What are my options?

If you believe you’re a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you do have options. If you can, you should try and document the incidents of harassment or discrimination to the best of your ability. From there, you should strongly consider speaking with a competent Providence employment lawyer who can help you assemble all evidence needed to prove your claim, and, from there, execute a winning strategy on your behalf. Remember, both federal and state laws are on your side. Our legal team can help you exercise your rights.

How long can I wait to file a gender discrimination claim in Rhode Island?

If you’re looking to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you must do so within 180 days of the date the discrimination occurred. Waiting longer than 180 days will likely disqualify you from suing. Our legal team is here to listen to your story and begin taking you through each step of the legal process ahead. All you need to do is reach out so we can get started working on your employment discrimination claim.

About the Author
At Herman Law Group, our focus is on safeguarding the rights and careers of employees and businesses alike. With over 35 years of successful legal practice, Louise A. Herman brings an invaluable dual perspective from representing both employees and employers. This unique insight allows us to effectively achieve successful outcomes for our clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and nationwide.