There are many factors that go into the hiring, firing and promotions processes. Gender should never be one of them. While federal and state laws strongly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, it is still surprisingly common, affecting both men and women. In many cases, a strong candidate is passed over for an individual with weaker qualifications simply on the basis of their sex. It is this drastic difference in credentials that gets consistently upheld in court as an indication of gender bias. In addition, the Equal Pay Act guarantees equal pay for equal work among men and women. If you believe your sex is a factor in the selection process, pay, layoffs, fringe benefits or any aspect of employment, the employee rights attorneys at Carlin & Buchsbaum can help.