Harrisburg Pennsylvania Gender Discrimination Lawyer

Unequal Employment of Women

Pennsylvania Sex Discrimination Attorneys

It may be hard to point to specific conduct or denied opportunity for promotion and charge sexism. But often there is a clear pattern of gender discrimination in the company's employment decision-making process.

At the employment law firm of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., we represent women or groups of women who were denied employment or advancement because those jobs routinely went to men instead. We are able to represent people who faced sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and under the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

Glass Ceiling? Same Work, Less Pay? No Girls Allowed? Call 717-260-3646 or 866-716-2315 or e-mail us for a free consultation with experienced employment law attorneys. We serve the Harrisburg area, Dauphin County and surrounding counties of south central Pennsylvania.

Gender Discrimination

Although more than half a century has passed since Title VII and the Equal Pay Act were enacted, unequal treatment of women and men is still prevalent in many areas of Pennsylvania. At McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., we find evidence of overt gender discrimination or patterns of conduct like:

  • Glass ceiling claims - Women at the company are not promoted to management, especially executive positions, regardless of seniority and credentials.
  • Failure to hire - The company does not hire women for certain jobs, even when female applicants are better qualified.
  • Unequal compensation - Women at the company are paid significantly less than male counterparts for the same or comparable work.
  • Retaliation - Women who formally complain about any of the above are reassigned, frozen out of advancement or terminated under false pretext.

There is not always "smoking gun" evidence, but in gender discrimination claims, the burden shifts to the employer. The company may be hard pressed to explain why a woman has lost out on promotion repeatedly to less qualified male candidates, why she is paid 75 percent of a male for the same job or why certain jobs are disproportionately given to men.

We're Here for You

Our Harrisburg lawyers will support you all the way through the intimidating process of taking on an employer for sex discrimination. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. In many cases, if we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless we win compensation.

Age discrimination may be a companion claim for women beyond the age of 40 who are passed over for promotions or other employment opportunities.

James McCarthy, Jr. is the contributing author to this content.