We Fight For Employee Rights

Employment Discrimination Based On Gender

Besides your family, your work may be the most important part of your life. Your occupation gives you an identity and a livelihood. Experiencing discrimination based on gender can cause emotional pain as well as financial hardship. In fact, you are on the right side of the law if you do not want to put up with gender discrimination at work – including sexual harassment on the job.

At Formisano & Company, we apply our extensive knowledge and experience to counsel and advocate for workers who have been targeted in the workplace because of their sex, gender or gender expression.

Laws That Protect Your Right To Work Regardless Of Your Gender

According to the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act, discrimination in employment based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation or gender identity or expression is not allowed for public employers as well as private employers with four or more employees. This prohibition also applies to employment agencies and labor unions.

At the federal level, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991 prohibits employment discrimination based on sex. When our experienced employment law attorneys evaluate your case, we will look for evidence that your negative experiences at work are a violation of Rhode Island and/or federal laws that protect workers from gender-based discrimination.

We Are Dedicated Advocates Ready To Help You Pursue Justice

If you have been terminated, harassed or otherwise discriminated against at work in Rhode Island or Massachusetts because you are, have been or might become pregnant or because you are a woman, a man, a transgendered person or a person attracted to the same sex, you are right to seek legal advice. Both state and federal laws are on your side in terms of your right to freedom from discrimination based on gender.

With more than 40 combined years of experience, we are well-equipped to help you pursue justice after you have been denied employment because of your age, race, religion, veteran status, gender or gender expression. To schedule a consultation with a skilled employment law attorney at Formisano & Company in Cranston, call 401-400-4402 or email us today. We are dedicated to protecting workers’ rights.