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What is Sex Discrimination?

Federal law prohibits companies with more than 15 employees from discriminating on the basis of a job applicant’s or an employee’s sex. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from basing a decision to hire, fire, pay, give job assignments, promote, layoff, train, alter benefits, and any other condition of employment on gender unless gender is a genuine qualification for a particular position. This prohibition applies whether the employee is male or female, and is without regard to whether the discrimination is opposite sex-based. In addition, the Fair Pay Act of 1963 prohibits employers from paying men and women different wages for equal work.

New York State and New York City laws also prohibit sex discrimination by employers with more than 4 employees. New York City’s prohibition against gender discrimination includes gender identity, which means employers may not discriminate against transgender individuals.

How do I know if I’m a victim of sex discrimination?

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