Gender Discrimination Attorneys in New Hampshire
Paving the Way for Equality Since 1997
Gender discrimination is not new and occurs frequently in New Hampshire. According to the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the state agency responsible for investigating such claims, gender discrimination is one of the more common forms of unlawful employment discrimination. In the United States, there were over 28,000 complaints of gender discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for 2008. Our New Hampshire gender discrimination lawyers want to successfully resolve your claim. At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., we understand the sensitive and difficult nature of these cases and the emotional upset caused by the discrimination.
It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her sex in regards to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals on the basis of sex are also not allowed.
Our Gender Discrimination Services
Our gender discrimination lawyers handle many gender-related discrimination areas, including:
- Sexual harassment: This includes practices ranging from direct requests for sexual favors to workplace conditions that create a hostile environment for persons of either gender, including same-sex harassment.
- Pregnancy Based Discrimination: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.
Why Choose Us
Insurance companies and employers know our reputation for going to trial with successful results for our clients. This gives us leverage to get you the compensation you deserve for your gender discrimination claim. If you have been victimized by gender discrimination on the job, our New Hampshire gender discrimination lawyers have years of trial experience in successfully handling gender discrimination claims. We can represent you against your employer and the insurance company at the EEOC, NH Commission for Human Rights, or in court.
Q:What is gender discrimination?
A:It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of his/her sex in regarding to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Sex or gender discrimination covers sexual harassment and pregnancy-based discrimination.
Q:Can I be paid less than my male coworkers just because I’m a woman?
A:No. Under certain circumstances, men and women must be given equal pay for equal work. There are certain protections that prohibit compensation discrimination on the basis of sex.
Q:What protections do I have if I file a discrimination charge?
A:It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on sex or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding, or litigation for unlawful discrimination.
Q:Do I need to hire an employment lawyer?
A:Yes. Employers and their insurance companies have experienced lawyers on their side. Because of the different laws protecting employees’ rights, it is important to have an experienced employment lawyer represent you. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer representing you will level the playing field against your former employer. Many victims of illegal employment make the mistake of not consulting with an experienced employment lawyer. An employment lawyer can explain your rights, whether you have an employment case, and if so, what damages you may be entitled to receive under the law.
Q:How does my employment lawyer get paid?
A:Like most employment law cases, Gender discrimination cases are typically handled on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that an attorney does not get paid until you recover damages in your case.
Q:Why should I hire Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as my gender discrimination lawyers?
A:Many lawyers claim to have employment law experience. Also, many lawyers try to have it both ways and represent employers and employees. Our loyalty is simple – we represent employees. Our employment lawyers regularly represent clients at the Department of Labor, EEOC, and New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, as well as try cases to juries in Superior Court. Our guide, How to Choose an Employment Lawyer, provides answers to some questions you may have about hiring the right attorney for your case. Our Video Library may answer more of your questions.