WHAT IS SEX DISCRIMINATION?
Federal fair employment laws prohibit employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex.
The law prohibits sex-based discrimination in hiring, advancement, or any other terms or conditions of employment. Sex discrimination includes discrimination based on maternity and pregnancy; and sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that discrimination based on gender identity is also sex discrimination.
Employers can avoid sex discrimination claims by becoming aware of the risks, developing strong policies against discrimination, training employees, and responding in a timely and effective manner when complaints are made.
Employees can have a case of sex discrimination if they have been discriminated or treated unfairly because of their sex.
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