New Hampshire, Vermont, and federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees because of their sex. Both male and female employees are protected by this law. Pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment are also forms of sex discrimination.
Some examples of gender discrimination include:
- Employees of the opposite sex receive faster or more frequent promotions him and have more opportunities to develop their careers than employees of your sex
- You get lower pay or fewer benefits than coworkers of the opposite sex even though you perform the same job under similar working conditions
- You are disciplined at work or even fired based on a reason for which employees of the opposite sex were not disciplined or fired
- You are the brunt of sexual innuendos or jokes or persistent requests for dates or even sexual favors by a person in the company who can affect the terms of your job
Employees should be treated fairly regardless of sex. Attorney David Cole served for approximately eight years as a Commissioner on New Hampshire’s Commission for Human Rights, the state agency that enforces New Hampshire’s discrimination laws in the workplace, and has aggressively advocated for victims of illegal gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace for 30 years.
If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance because they are the victim of gender discrimination, call our office at 800-909-LAWS (5297) or submit an online questionnaire through this website. All cases are subject to a statute of limitations that limit the dates within which a lawsuit may be brought, and discrimination cases in particular have very short statutes of limitation, some as short as six months, so call without delay to ensure you do not waive your right to bring a lawsuit to enforce your rights.