There are state and federal laws that protect individuals form discrimination on the basis of Sex. It is troubling that women continue to receive approximately 70 cents for every dollar that a man makes. This is something that must change. It is troubling that women and sometimes men experience unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. This is something that must also change. The James Bible Law Group is dedicated to protecting Civil Rights in the workplace. Our firm has fought against discrimination in the workplace since our inception.
Revised Code of Washington 49.60 is the law in the State of Washington that protectns individuals from discrimination. It specifically dictates that people in the state of Washington have the right to be free from discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability is recognized as and declared to be a civil right. This statute provides people in the State of Washington with the legal recourse in the event that they are discriminated against on the basis of Sex.
The Federal Law also protects people from discrimination based on their sex.
- The Equal Pay Act (EPA) of the Fair’ Labor Standard’s Act provides that any employer who violates the provisions of section 206 shall be liable to the employee(s) affected in the amount of their unpaid minimum wages, or their unpaid overtime compensation and an additional equal amount of liquidated damage damages. To evaluate whether you have a claim for violation of the Equal Pay Act you need to consult with an attorney.
- Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects ;people from discrimination on the bases of Sex. According to the EEOC, “Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Anti-discrimination laws also prohibit harassment against individuals in retaliation for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or lawsuit under these laws; or opposing employment practices that they reasonably believe discriminate against individuals, in violation of these laws.” To evaluate whether you have a claim under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act you need to consult with an attorney.
- There are many other Federal Laws that protect individuals from discrimination on the bases of Sex. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you sand see if there is something that we can do to assist you with your experience in the workplace. Please call us at (425) 748-4585 or (425) 519-3675 to speak with us. Consultations are by appointment only.