we have a boss who tends to always have the female coworkers with her in her office and once I walked into the office announced and one of them was having a conversation with the boss and another lady. She said that they can run the office without any male just like another field office close by and as she saw me, she apologized, added that it was nothing against me. I had noticed that the boss did not say anything except smile. I also noticed that my work schedule is always moved around not the other ladies. It is in a way very noticeable how the boss has the tendency to hang out with the other ladies. I just have been terminated from this job due to reorganization within the company and the boss had her say as to who would leave. Me and all the other ladies had the same job title.
It is unlawful to select someone for lay off at reorganization because of their gender. Your challenge will be showing that the reason you were chosen was because you were a man and not some other reason. The things you list could be some evidence, but far more would need to be learned to determine if the selection criteria used (or that the employer will claim to have used) had anything to do with gender.
It would be prudent for you to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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