The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark U.S. law that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Sex discrimination is still present in today’s workforce and 42% of women in the U.S. have reported gender discrimination on the job. As it’s Women’s History Month, here are 7 examples of sex discrimination at work toward women. What is sex discrimination? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that “sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person's sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.” The [...]
Workers can be discriminated against for a number of reasons by their employer. At Baldwin & Vernon, we've represented people who have been the victim of discrimination based on their gender, a pregnancy, age, disability, and race.
Attorneys Kevin Baldwin, a former prosecutor, and Eric Vernon, a former public defender, work as a team representing clients across the Kansas City metro area in both Kansas and Missouri. We provide criminal defense, employment discrimination, and personal injury representation. As a team, we work together to prepare for trials and have found that their differing styles and outlooks are good compliments, and two brains and four hands are always better than one brain and two hands. In their first podcast, the guys explain how they met as rivals and turned into teammates.
What are civil rights and how are we protected at our jobs from unlawful discrimination? Most laws that regulate civil rights originate at the federal level and include the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Fair Housing Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among others. When it comes to the workplace, it’s imperative to know the ropes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This law forbids employers (with 15 or more employees) from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, religion (belief, observance and practice) or national origin. The term “sex” also refers to pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. This protection not only defends employees at their place [...]