In recent years, great improvements have been made for women’s rights. For decades, women silently endured discriminatory acts, but these days more and more women are taking a stand for equality in the workplace. Although the movement to end gender discrimination has made significant progress, women are unfortunately still discriminated against at work and in society. Discrimination is completely wrong and can cause great psychological damage to victims.
A woman in another state filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after she was allegedly harassed and fired due to her gender. The woman worked as an associate for a private equity firm. According to the lawsuit, she was the only female associate and was constantly belittled and harassed by her male colleagues. Allegedly, none of the male co-workers were disciplined or reprimanded for their discriminatory acts.
The plaintiff alleges that she was constantly treated as if she was below her male colleagues, and when opportunities arose, she was repeatedly passed over. The woman was eventually fired for complaining about the harassment and gender discrimination that she endured, the lawsuit claims. The plaintiff seeks damages between $200,000 and $1 million, as well as all other just relief.
It is a shame that women are still discriminated against in today’s more progressive society Discrimination in any form is wrong, unjust and completely immoral. Workers in California who have been forced to endure discrimination may want to consider discussing the matter with a knowledgeable employment law attorney. A lawsuit, if successful, could result in a sense of justice as well as financial relief to help victims get back on their feet.