Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination or sexism exists when someone denies or grants opportunities, employment, privileges, or benefits to a person based solely on that person's sex. The Atlanta gender discrimination attorney team at Brandon Hornsby, P.C. believes that individuals should be rewarded in this world based on their own merit and hard work, not based upon their gender. Similarly, we believe individuals should not be denied things based upon their gender.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law which prohibits gender discrimination and it covers all employers with 15 or more employees. If you are confused about whether or not you qualify for protection against gender discrimination and you feel you have been discriminated against, contact Atlanta gender discrimination attorney Brandon Hornsby.

Gender discrimination can come in two general forms: disparate treatment and disparate impact, both of which Atlanta gender discrimination attorney Brandon Hornsby has extensive experience. Disparate treatment is a more traditional idea of gender discrimination, treating a person differently than another simply based on his or her gender. Disparate impact is when a company excludes a person from a job, program, or promotion due to his or her gender. An example would be preventing a woman from being eligible to be a partner in a business due to the "risk" she might become pregnant and take time off of work or cease working all together. Our Atlanta gender discrimination attorney firm believes gender should not be a factor in decisions and that man and woman alike should be given the same opportunities.