With the "me too" movement, it's safe to say that people are much more cognizant of sexual harassment in the workplace, but that doesn't mean that harassment doesn't still happen all the time, especially when it comes to gender. If you feel like you're being paid less, being taken less seriously, being given fewer tasks, or anything else because of your gender, then you may have a gender discrimination lawsuit on your hands. But, because it can be hard to determine whether or not you've been a victim, this article will take a closer look at a few signs.
You're Not Being Paid As Much
Because payroll is something that's left confidential (for the most part), it can be hard to determine if you, as a female, are being paid much less than your male counterparts. If there has been talk about your pay, if you know someone in HR, or if your male employees are boasting about how much more money they make than you, then you may have a lawsuit on your hands. This is especially true if you are able to prove that you do the same amount of work or more than your male coworkers.
You're Not Being Given Too Much or Too Little Work
When you are paid a salaried amount, it's especially easy for your employer to have you do more work than they normally would because you are being paid one solid amount. If you feel like you're either being overworked or you're not being trusted with very much work, then you may have a discrimination case on your hand. Although there are times in which you may have to do a lot of work, if you have noticed that your work has stayed increasingly high, then it may be an issue.
You Work In A "Man's Club"
If you feel like your office space is still reminiscent of the "good old boys" club, then you may have a discrimination case against you. By being one of few women in a work environment, you may feel like the scales are tipped less in your favor which can be really problematic the longer that you work with that company for. Although they don't legally have to hire more women, you want to be treated the same as the men.
To learn more about gender discrimination, reach out to a gender discrimination law service near you.