Workplace gender discrimination comes in many different forms, but generally it means that an employee or a job applicant is treated differently or less favorably because of their sex or gender, or because the person is affiliated with an organization or group that is associated with a particular sex or gender.
Some examples of treatment that could be gender discrimination include:
- not being hired, or being given a lower-paying position because of your sex (for example, when an employer refuses to hire women, or only hires women for certain jobs)
- being held to different or higher standards, or being evaluated more harshly, because of your sex, or because you don’t act or present yourself in a way that conforms to traditional ideas of femininity or masculinity
These are only a few examples! If you are a victim of Sexual Harassment in the workplace please contact the Northumberland Legal Centre for free & Confidential legal advice at 905 373-4464.