The Texas Workforce Commission defines “gender discrimination” (also called “sex discrimination”) as any adverse action or differential treatment against a person, based on the individual’s sex.
What Is Considered Gender Discrimination?
Instances of gender discrimination can be subtle or obvious. You may have been discriminated against by a co-worker, employer, or even a subcontractor or other party who came to your workplace to do business. You may suspect that you weren’t hired due to your gender or perhaps you feel you were terminated because of your sex. Common examples of gender discrimination are:
- Being passed over for promotion despite tenure or qualifications
- Unwelcome physical contact, proximity or sexual communications
- Policies which are not work-related but which inherently exclude a gender
- Earning lower wages than another of the opposite sex doing the same work
- Being held to a dress code based on arbitraries assigned to a sex