Female employees in many professions have often felt that they have been treated unfairly when compared to their male counterparts. Unfortunately, gender discrimination continues to take place across the country, as women are sometimes passed over for promotions and given unequal pay. If a female employee feels that she has been subjected to such unfair practices, she may wish to consider her legal options for rectifying the situation.
A professor at Florida A&M University has recently filed a complaint concerning such discrimination at her place of employment. According to reports, the professor alleges that the dean of the law school hires more male professors than female professors, and that the male employees receive more pay than the females. She also claims that she was hired as an associate professor and passed over for promotions that were then given to male employees.
The report goes on to state that the professor claims she was surpassed for promotion on several occasions, including for what she feels were retaliation efforts due to her complaints about gender discrimination. She also states that an administrator replaced positive reviews of her workplace performance with negative reviews in order to further hinder her ability to gain a promotion. At the time of the report, the university did not wish to comment on the situation.
Gender discrimination would ideally be a thing of the past, but unfortunately, there are still some who believe that men are more valuable in the workforce than women. As a result, many women may not receive the fair pay and job opportunities to which they should be entitled. As this Florida case shows, legal action may be necessary in order to draw attention to such unfair actions in hopes of remedying the situation.
Source: tallahassee.com, "Professor files gender-discrimination suit against FAMU", Sean Rossman, Aug. 7, 2014