Gender Discrimination in the Workplace


Discrimination in the workplace isn’t just limited to race, disability, age or natural origin. Unfortunately, gender discrimination in the workplace is still going on in Southwest Florida. There is also a misconception that discrimination only happens at the hiring level. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even if a person is hired on with a company, he or she can still face gender discrimination at a variety of levels within the corporate structure. When gender issues in the workplace are studied, women have historically and traditionally been the most discriminated against sex. That doesn’t mean that men can’t be discriminated against because of their gender too.

Gender Discrimination at Various Levels of Employment

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Job classifications
  • Training
  • Promotions
  • Benefits

Examples of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Not hiring a qualified applicant because of his or her gender is discriminatory. Additionally, it’s not uncommon for female employees to be fired during ‘lay-offs’ when male employees with less experience or seniority keep their jobs. If a person of a particular gender is constantly passed over for promotions in lieu of employees with less experience of the opposite sex, discrimination may be happening. If training opportunities are consistently offered to members of one sex, it’s time to contact an employment law attorney. Anytime a person is treated differently and unfairly because of his or her gender, discrimination is going on.

Job Classification and the Glass Ceiling

For years, women in Florida and across America have been fighting to earn the same amount of income as their male counterparts. Reclassifying certain positions has been an effective way for employers to discriminate against female employees in the past. This happens when a female employee’s job is classified with a different title than a male employee’s job even though they are the same position. Since compensation is typically set based on different job classifications, it’s not uncommon for the female employee (doing the same job as a male employee) to make significantly less. This has been an institutionalized problem in corporate America for too long.

Have You Been Discriminated Against?

Gender discrimination can happen at just about any level in the workplace. If you feel like you have been discriminated against due to your gender, contact the experienced employment law attorneys at Weldon and Rothman, PL for a consultation today.

Legal Disclaimer: The above guidelines are educational in nature and do not create an attorney/client relationship. It is highly recommended that all Florida citizens with employment law issues contact an experienced local Florida employment law attorney to assist them with specific facts and circumstances regarding their labor and employment law matter. If you have been the victim of illegal activities at your workplace, then feel free to contact Attorney Rothman at Weldon & Rothman, PL toll free at (877) 730-5180 or via e-mail at

Bradley P. Rothman is an experienced Florida employment law attorney who has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.  He is a principal member of Weldon & Rothman, PL – a Southwest Florida law firm with offices in Naples, Fort Myers, and Sarasota.

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