Suffolk Gender Discrimination Attorney

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In Virginia, discrimination by employers that is based on gender is banned by the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act. As such, employers can not use make any determinations based on gender in any areas such as wage amounts, hiring, and promotion requirements. They also must ensure that working environments are not hostile or biased towards a certain gender, and that it is not of an overtly sexual atmosphere.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

The Equal Pay Act allows discrimination to be shown if it can be shown that both men and women work for the same employer doing the same tasks, and yet are paid differently. A discrimination claim may also succeed when employers in Suffolk hire only one particular gender, issues promotions based on gender, or retaliates against persons who seek relief for employer misconduct.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Sexual harassment consists of all unwanted conduct of a sexual nature directed towards the victim, and includes both physical and verbal acts. Employers in Suffolk may also be liable for the behavior, even when the conduct was done by an employee's co-worker.

Virginia employers may also be held liable for sexual harassment if it permits conduct that leads to an overly sexual work environment. The specific details for proving intent to discrimination can be complicated, and so gender discrimination might be challenging to prove without an attorney. The procedures for filing can also be complex.

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Life in Suffolk

Suffolk is considered the largest city in Virginia. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 84,585 people. Neighboring waters include the Nansemond River and James River.

Top employers include Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Unilever, Lipton Tea, Target, QVC, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM). Although not considered a top employer, the legal industry also has a strong presence in Suffolk because many residents are attorneys who practice in various areas and provide personalized legal services to their clients.

Some famous people who have lived in, or currently call Suffolk home, include Mills E. Goodwin Jr., Antwan Lewis, Lex Luger, Joe Maphis, and Charlie Byrd.

All in all, Suffolk is a beautiful city that is rich in history and offers its residents and visitors a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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