Gender discrimination takes many forms – from “glass ceilings” precluding advancement, to gender stereotyping which relegates women to antiquated notions of “traditional” woman’s work, to overtly sexualized behavior where women are viewed as objects, and not equal contributors. Whatever its form, the Minneapolis gender discrimination attorneys at Schaefer Halleen are committed to advocating for full equal employment opportunities for women in every workplace discrimination in Minneapolis.
Gender Discrimination Can be Overt or Subtle
Schaefer Halleen gender discrimination attorneys understand and will prove gender discrimination not just when the bias is obvious – when there are frequent sexist comments that pervade the workplace – but when the bias is subtle, but equally destructive, for instance when women, no matter how talented, are relegated to support roles and see no real hope of advancement.
Statistical analysis of the US workforce consistently demonstrates that woman are advanced less frequently, paid less, and given less mentoring than similarly situated men. While there has been some progress in closing these gaps in the last twenty years, this progress has been far too slow and the underlying reality hasn’t changed – women have to work harder, for less money, and still face sometimes insurmountable obstacles to advancing to real leadership positions that are, statistically speaking, overwhelmingly filled by men. Our Minneapolis employment law attorneys fight to right these wrongs and level the playing field in the workplace.
Pervasive Unfavorable Gender Stereotypes Persist in Most Industries
Across most all industries in the public and private sector, professional women have to overcome hurdles that aren’t there for men. These includes antiquated notions that women bear the most significant responsibility for maintaining the home and raising the children and thus can’t “commit” at work like a man, or that women are “soft” and don’t have the “killer instinct” necessary to lead at the highest levels like men.
Some industries have remained male-dominated and are only beginning to be integrated by gender, such as construction, many financial industries, engineering, etc. These industries can be even more difficult for women to be given true “equal employment opportunity” that the law requires. Regardless of where you work, or in what industry, the Minneapolis gender discrimination lawyers at Schaefer Halleen have deep experience in advocating for true equal employment opportunity for women at every level, in any industry.
Schaefer Halleen Attorneys Have the Experience Necessary to Prove Gender Discrimination in Minneapolis
Schaefer Halleen’s Minneapolis gender discrimination lawyers know how to prove gender discrimination, especially when that discrimination is subtle, but no less destructive to women. Schaefer Halleen lawyers know how to develop the evidence of a pattern of gender discrimination throughout an organization, often developing critical and admissible “me-too” evidence in support of our clients’ claims. This can be often the difference in successfully proving these cases.
We also know how to prove that the reason(s) offered by the employer are actually an excuse covering a gender motivated bias (which the law calls “pretext). There are many ways to do this in litigation, and the Schaefer Halleen gender discrimination attorneys are proficient and experienced in every one of these areas.
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