Workplace discrimination usually occurs when an employee or job applicant is treated unreasonably or illegally because of their race, gender, nationality, religion, age, disability, or familial status (pregnancy).
Discrimination based on sex is a violation of Title VII. The law forbids employment discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment including pay and benefits.
Last week a federal judge awarded a $7.5 million dollar settlement against Walmart in a gender discrimination class action lawsuit. The suit alleged that the retail giant violated the law for many years when it denied spousal benefits to same-sex couples.
The lead plaintiff was joined by more than 300 others who will split the settlement. They credit their success to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming the rights of same sex couples to marry and an earlier ruling that grants federal spousal benefits to same sex couples.
Contact Iowa Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
If you have been subject to discrimination in your Iowa workplace, including discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, age or disability, contact the Des Moines, Iowa employment law offices of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC for assistance today at 515-244-1473.