Gresham Gender Discrimination Attorney

Find the right Gender Discrimination attorney in Gresham, OR

In Oregon, discrimination by employers that is based on gender is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act. Accordingly, employers may not take sex into account when they determine pay, hire new workers, or promote within the company. They are also required to make sure that the working environment is neither hostile to a specific gender nor overtly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

Discrimination occurs according to the Equal Pay Act if both men and women are working in the same job and performing the same tasks, yet receive different wages. Employers in Gresham will also be held liable in a discrimination claim if their hiring and promotion policies favor one gender, or if the they take retaliatory action against a worker who files a complaint against their employer.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual behavior, whether verbal or physical, directed at the victim. Employers in Gresham might also be liable for the behavior, even when the conduct was done by an employee's co-worker.

A Oregon employer may also be liable for harassment if they allow conduct to lead to an environment that is overly sexual. Without a lawyer, it can be difficult to prove gender discrimination because the details in proving intent are often complicated. Also, there can be specific procedures that must be closely followed in pursuing a claim.

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Life in Gresham

Gresham is located in Multnomah County, Oregon. It is near Portland and was named after the Civil War General, Walter Quinton Gresham. The city is the fourth largest in Oregon.

Two very popular attractions are the Center for the Arts Plaza and the Gresham Art Walk. Alongside attractions, the city is also home to many established legal practices run by competent attorneys. These attorneys practice in various areas of law and are easily able to handle the legal needs of residents and local businesses.

Famous residents include Randy Alcorn, Shannon Bex, Brian Burres, Randy Couture, Mike Ekstrom, Nikki Fuller, Katie Harman, Fred Jones, Ronald A. Marks, Angela Via, and William P. Young.

Although some may consider this city overshadowed by nearby, popular Portland, Gresham is definitely worth making a visit to!

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