It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based upon his or her gender. Both Massachusetts and Federal Law prohibit this type of discrimination.

Gender Discrimination is usually tied in with other forms of discrimination, such as Sexual Harassment and Pregnancy Discrimination; however, it can stand alone and usually arises when an employer engages in stereotyping. It also arises when an employer uses an individual’s gender for hiring, firing, compensation purposes, or for other conditions of employment.


Under Massachusetts Law, “No employer shall … pay any person in his employ salary or wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for work of like or comparable character or work on like or comparable operations ….” G.L. c. 149 § 105A.

An individual, regardless of gender, should have the same rights and privileges granted every other individual, which includes equal pay for comparable work.

If you have been subjected to Gender Discrimination, make sure you get the representation you deserve by contacting The Law Office of Barry J. Bisson today.