Gender Discrimination in Miami
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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals in hiring for firing decisions and other terms of employment because of their gender. Title VII covers employers and businesses with 15 or more employees.
Employers may not treat employees or applicants more or less favorably because of their gender.
Because of this, an employer:
- May not refuse to hire individuals of a certain gender
- May not impose stricter promotion requirements for persons of a certain gender
- May not impose more or different work requirements on an employee because of that employee's gender
Further, an employer cannot retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on gender. This includes issues such as filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in a legal proceeding under Title VII. Participation, in this instance, means taking part in an employment discrimination proceeding. Participation is protected activity even if the proceeding involved claims that ultimately were found to be invalid.
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Is Retaliation Covered?
An employer cannot retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age. Similar to the above mentioned issues, an employer cannot file a discrimination charge, testify, or participate in any way in a proceeding under the ADEA. Participation is protected activity even if the proceeding involved claims that ultimately were found to be invalid.
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