Discrimination & Harassment

Sex

Outten & Golden attorneys represent victims of sex discrimination. Common means of discrimination include compensation, promotions, transfers, and account assignments. Women who complain about sex discrimination may also face illegal retaliation. We have successfully* represented thousands of women who have suffered discrimination in the workplace.

Before a woman may sue her employer in court for sex discrimination, she must file a charge with a local agency and/or with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). There are deadlines for filing charges, so employees who believe that they have experienced sex discrimination should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

Outten & Golden lawyers have obtained redress* for our clients in sex discrimination and retaliation cases through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, including in high-profile cases like a $12 million recovery from Morgan Stanley for one individual. Outten & Golden attorneys have also represented women in many sex discrimination class actions and have reached settlement agreements on behalf of our clients against MetLife, Smith Barney, and other corporations. 

If you believe you have been subjected to sex discrimination in your workplace, please contact the firm through the ”Contact Us" form or by calling us in the New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Washington, DC office (see bottom of page for phone numbers) to begin the Outten & Golden intake process.

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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The Ohio father asked his employer, JPMorgan Chase, for the paid parental leave the company offered to primary caregivers. But he was told that in most cases, only mothers would be eligible for the full 16 weeks, Rotondo said. Unless he could prove that his wife had returned to work or was medically incapable of caring for the baby, Rotondo would be eligible for only two weeks of paid leave.

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