Women and men in America are entitled to equal treatment. Thatâs not an opinion, itâs the law. O'Brien & Marquard, P.L.C. fights to stamp out gender discrimination. Whether youâre a woman whoâs been denied a mortgage for a new home, or a divorced father whoâs gotten the short end of a child custody decree, if you believe your gender was weighed as a factor against you, weâre here to help. We handle sex discrimination cases in a myriad of areas, including:
The law guarantees male and female students equal opportunities in academics and extra-curricular activities, including sports, at most institutions that receive federal funding. While Title IX has leveled the playing field in womenâs college sports, discrimination still affects many aspects of the educational system, including:
While much progress has been made in establishing equality in the workplace, sex discrimination still occurs in many areas and in many ways. We represent clients whoâve suffered discrimination over issues such as:
Housing discrimination based on sex is illegal under federal law. If you believe youâve been denied a rental property or a mortgage to buy a home, simply because of your gender, we can help you file a fair housing complaint with the federal government and see it through to successful conclusion.
Divorced fathers often complain of prejudice in favor of mothers in family court. There are judges who see mothers as nurturers and fathers as providers, and rule that she should raise the children while he writes the checks. If youâre a father whose custodial rights have been unfairly limited simply because youâre the male parent, O'Brien & Marquard, P.L.C. can help with custody modification that puts you on an equal footing.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your discrimination claim with O'Brien & Marquard, P.L.C., call our Davenport, Iowa office at 563-265-2392 or contact us online.