Gender discrimination


Gender discrimination in employment occurs when an employer treats an employee or applicant unfavorably because of that person’s gender. Gender discrimination can also involve treating someone less favorably because of his or her connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain gender.

Federal and state law forbid gender discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law applicable to gender discrimination claims. The Idaho Human Rights Act provides the basis for state law claims of gender discrimination in employment.

If you believe you have been a victim of gender discrimination in employment, you should act promptly to pursue any claim as the time for filing such claims is limited. Claims for gender discrimination under Title VII and/or under the Idaho Human Rights Act must first be filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission before such claims can be pursued in Court.