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Employers are forbidden under state law from making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, job training, or other terms and conditions of employment based on an employee’s sex or gender.

In short, employers cannot treat some employees less favorably than others based solely on gender. In the same area of concern, Ohio employers cannot create or embolden a hostile work environment based on a worker’s gender.

Sex-based and gender discrimination is prohibited by federal law, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Equal Pay Act. Other state laws also dictate how an employer must treat employees.

Contact the Lyon Firm to discuss with an experienced Employment Attorney following any questionable employer decision you think may have been influenced by gender.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated workplace discrimination lawyer reviewing hostile work claim, unlawful termination and workplace discrimination for plaintiffs nationwide.

Gender Discrimination Lawsuits

The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of employee pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. The Equal Pay Act protects employees against pay discrimination on the basis of gender. Other types of hostile work environments and workplace discrimination can include sexual harassment at the workplace.

In 1964, the Civil Rights Act made it illegal for an Ohio employer to discriminate based on race or gender in regards to hiring, firing, promotion and compensation. It is illegal for an Ohio employer to discriminate based on race, and also illegal to discriminate because an employee is married to a person of a specific race or gender.

Gender Discrimination Claims

Sex and gender workplace discrimination is prevalent throughout the United States. If you have evidence that your employer has violated the law, it is prudent to contact a Cincinnati hostile work lawyer to investigate and potentially file a claim.

Workplace discrimination is an increasing practice area at the Lyon Firm as the number of women, openly gay, and transgender individuals enter the Ohio workforce. Ohio state and federal laws are clear that these employees are given equal access and protections.

Gender discrimination in the workplace can be difficult to identify. Each case is unique and will require a professional to determine what laws and rights were violated. Common examples of sex and gender discrimination at work include:

  • Unequal pay
  • Different job responsibilities
  • Different Interview questions
  • Unequal Advancement opportunities
  • Gender-specific dress codes


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Why are these cases important?

Businesses need to be held accountable for the way they treat and compensate workers. Discrimination, unpaid wages, harassment and labor law violations can be litigated in order to properly compensate employees and prevent others from experiencing the same violations in the future. 


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