Dawicke Law
Jason E. Dawicke, Attorney at Law
Dawicke Law
P.O. Box 663
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Gender Discrimination

Despite advancements of women in the workplace, sex discrimination continues to pervade many organizations.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and corresponding Ohio law prohibit employers from taking adverse employment action against employees because of their gender. Importantly, Title VII protects both women and men. Therefore, if you can demonstrate that your employer made decisions adversely affecting your employment based on your gender rather than the merits of your work, you may have a gender discrimination claim. In addition, Title VII prohibits sexual harassment which is described in more detail on another page.

Gender discrimination resides in many forms. The proverbial glass ceiling may restrict just how far women may advance in an organization. Sometimes women are paid less for performing the same work as their male co-workers. Such cases invoke the related Equal Pay Act which requires equal pay for equal work. On other occasions women are not hired or are denied promotions for positions that have traditionally been filled by men.

If you feel that you have been subjected to some form of gender discrimination, please complete the following form fields:

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Full Name:
Phone Number:
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Employer at Issue:
Form of adverse action suffered
(i.e. fired, laid off, demoted, etc.):
Date(s) of adverse action:
Please provide a brief description as to why you feel that you were discriminated against based on your gender:
What reason(s) do you anticipate that your employer will offer as justification for taking the adverse action against you?
Submission of this form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Upon review of your responses, I may offer to represent you. Unless and until you receive a signed letter from me confirming representation, I have not agreed to represent you. In addition, submission of this form does not relieve you from complying with all applicable statutory deadlines required for filing your claim(s) with the appropriate agency or court.