Gender Discrimination

Gender / Sex Discrimination Attorneys in NYC

Employers are Prohibited from Discriminating on the Basis of Sex or Gender

Sex, or gender-based discrimination, is illegal in the workplace. If you have been the victim of sex or gender discrimination in the workplace, you need the right employment discrimination attorney to protect your rights.  Talk to an experienced gender discrimination attorney at White, Hilferty & Albanese to learn more about your rights.

Sex or gender discrimination takes place when an employer mistreats an employee based on that the person is a man or a woman.  Equal treatment must be given to men and women during all parts of the employment process.  This includes matters involving hiring, compensation, firing or layoffs, promotion opportunities, training, working environment, and benefits.

Gender discrimination takes place any time an employer makes a decision that depends on whether the employee is a man or woman.   Gender inequality can occur in many different situations, including matters involving hiring, pay, promotions, layoffs, job training, benefits, and other conditions.  An employer must make employment decisions based on merit, and not on stereotypes associated with a particular sex.

Some examples of sex or gender discrimination can include:

  • Failure to hire someone or promote based on gender
  • Providing benefits to male employees but not to employees who are women
  • Paying a male employee more than a female coworker in a similar position
  • Refusing to hire or promote because of an employee’s family responsibilities
  • Saying things such as “She is too emotional.”
  • Failure to hire or promote a woman because she is pregnant or intends to become pregnant


Federal, State, and New York City Laws prohibit employers from discriminating at the workplace on the basis on sex or gender.  Employers are prohibited from making decisions based on gender stereotypes and perceptions about men and women.  For a closely related topic of gender identity discrimination, read more here.

Women are particularly vulnerable to deeply ingrained gender stereotypes that affect employment status. A woman may be unable to get hired, be unfairly terminated from her position or face limited upward mobility due to her gender. But women are not the only ones to suffer from gender or sex discrimination. As women make greater strides in the workplace, more men are suffering from the same bias women have endured for years. To not hire or promote someone based on their gender, or to pay a person differently based on being male or female, is illegal. Both genders have the right to fight gender discrimination.

Schedule your free consultation with an Gender Discrimination Attorney

Gender discrimination in the workplace is illegal in New York. The Gender discrimination attorneys at White, Hilferty & Albanese have established themselves as the leading employment discrimination law firm for employees who have been discriminated on the basis of gender.  Contact Us now to schedule a free consultation with an Gender Discrimination Lawyer.

If you feel you have been treated differently or denied your rights based on your gender, come in and tell us your story. We can help you determine the depth of your case based on our thorough understanding of the law. You do not have to tolerate discrimination, and together we can devise a plan to move forward.