Ways That Men Can Sue For Employment Discrimination

Because of the history of discrimination, many mistakenly believe that only women can be the victim of employment discrimination based on gender. However, if you are a man who is discriminated against based on your gender, it is possible that you might also win a case.

Discrimination Based On Height

Shorter men are less likely to make as much money as taller men. Men who are shorter may be able to argue that an employer has a bias based on height when height is not a factor that influences a man's ability to perform his or her job.

Paying Men Less For The Same Work

Nationally, women are paid less than men for the same work. However, if an individual employer pays men less for the same work, men can also make an equal pay claim. The work needs to be rated as equivalent in order for a man to win the claim.

Not Providing Advanced Pay For Leave

Women may received advanced pay during a family-friendly leave of absence. If this is not also provided to men, this needs to be justified. You will need to have an explanation for why you are providing more payment for maternity leave than you are paying for paternity leave.

Not Providing Flexible Work

Flexible work requests are often granted to women because women are more likely to need flexible work requests to accommodate for time taken off for their children. However, it is important that your company's policies for a request for flexible work must give equal opportunities for men to also request flexible work. 

Not Hiring Men For Jobs They Can Perform

It is important to not make assumptions that a particular job is better suited for a woman unless the job is one that can strictly only be performed by a woman. It is only legal to only hire women for a specific job if women are required to achieve a legitimate aim. Also, if women are hired over men because the belief is that a woman would fit better into a female-dominated workplace, failing to shortlist men can lead to a situation where a discrimination suit can be successful.

If you believe that you were discriminated against for any reason, it is important to hire a discrimination lawyer. Preventing discrimination against anyone of any gender is not only the law, but it is also good for the workplace. Discrimination does not foster a good workplace either for the employees or for the profitability of the business. For more information, contact companies like Law Offices of Jeffrey Needle.