Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination
in the workplace. This means that employers may not take gender into consideration
when it makes employment decisions, including whether to hire, fire, or
promote a particular worker. The Act was originally designed to help protect
women from discriminatory actions, but it also applies to men –
and more recently courts have been called on to consider the inclusion
of transgender workers in its protections.
If you have questions about sex discrimination, or believe that you have
suffered any form of employment discrimination, consulting with an experienced
Atlanta sex discrimination attorney is important to determine your next steps.
In a newly filed employment discrimination lawsuit, a group of male employees
from Ruby Tuesday’s has alleged that the restaurant chain illegally
discriminated against men in handing out lucrative work assignments. At
issue, an internal request for workers to apply to for a position at the
restaurant’s Park City Utah location. Those hired, would have the
opportunity to earn more money as seasonal servers and bartenders at the
resorts, and would have housing paid for by the company. The restaurant
explicitly noted its preference for female applicants, according to the
suit. Seven women and no men were hired for the jobs.
A representative of the EEOC commented that the lawsuit it a “cautionary
tale to employers that sex-based employment decisions are rarely justified,
and are not consistent with good business judgment.”
For more information, or if you have suffered any form of discrimination,
please contact the dedicated
Georgia employment law attorneys at The Buckley Law Firm for an immediate, confidential consultation.