Do I have any legal recourse?

A business refused to allow me to
even apply because I am male and
they had no stock positions
available and only hire females as
cashiers.

Asked on September 16, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you very likely have an employment discrimination complaint: employers may not discriminate against people in hiring based on their sex, except in only a very few, completely obvious cases (e.g. hiring only male men's room attendents for high-end restaurants or hotels). Since there is no legitimate gender-based reason why only women can be cashiers, not even considering you for the job is likely illegal discrimiantion. Try contacting the federal EEOC about filing a complaint, and good luck.


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