Waco Gender Discrimination Attorney

Find the right Gender Discrimination attorney in Waco, TX

In Texas, discrimination by employers that is based on gender is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act. As such, employers may not use make any determinations based on gender in any areas such as wage amounts, hiring, and promotion requirements. They must also ensure that the workplace environment is not hostile to a particular gender and that it is not overly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

The Equal Pay Act allows discrimination to be proven if it can be shown that both men and women work for the same employer doing the same tasks, and yet are paid differently. Also, discrimination can be proven if the employer in Waco is only hiring or issuing promotions based on one gender. A claim will also succeed if the employer retaliates against workers who seek relief for discrimination.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Sexual harassment encompasses any unwelcome or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that is directed at the victim, whether it is physical or verbal. Employers in Waco might also be liable for the behavior, even when the conduct was done by an employee's co-worker.

Texas employers may also be liable for allowing conduct to lead to a work environment that is overly sexual. Gender discrimination is typically difficult to prove without a lawyer because the specifics of proving intent can be complicated. There are also detailed procedures that must be followed when pursuing a claim.

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Life in Waco

Waco is home to approximately 234,906 people. Located in McLennan County, Texas, Waco lies near the Brazos River and is between Dallas and Austin.

Being near two of Texas's largest cities, Waco residents have available to them the large legal force in Dallas and Austin. Many small, mid-size, and large law firms are located near Waco and train attorneys in all areas of practice.

Alongside the legal industry, top employers include Baylor University, L-3 Communications, Wal-Mart, Sanderson Farms, Inc., the school districts, and Hillcrest Health System.

Downtown Waco is a fun area filled with great shopping and dining. Also, Downtown Waco is were Dr. Pepper was invented! The famous Dr. Pepper Museum is therefore located in Downtown. Other popular attractions include the west banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University, and the Cameron Park Zoo.

All in all, Waco is a great place filled with friendly residents, history, and comfortable living.

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