Female Lawyers Pull the Best Revenge Against Their Bosses

Female Lawyers Pull the Best Revenge Against Their Bosses

Female Lawyer Gets REVENGE After Being Told How To Dress

(RepublicanNews.org) – Despite decades passing since women obtained the same rights as men, many still deal with discrimination and harassment in the workplace. One woman got so sick of putting up with male bosses, she decided to go off on an independent venture. Now, the entrepreneur is empowering women to do the same, all while getting back at the former employers.

Payback

Kathleen Martinez, a family and immigration attorney, says she was once a victim of discrimination. The lawyer explained that her former bosses used to insist she dress “conservatively” to be taken seriously. Martinez mentioned feeling fed up with “men putting her in a box.” The attorney left behind the old job to form a new firm with a pink theme — then she stole her former employer’s clients.

Making a Difference

Martinez Immigration, the attorney’s new law firm, helps immigrants apply for and secure legal status at an affordable price. The company helps “easily and effectively” reunite families. Martinez uses her TikTok account to educate followers on immigration laws, such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and offers information on how to obtain a green card.

Unfair Work Environment

Martinez has also used TikTok to share stories of sexism she experienced working as an attorney. In one example, a judicial clerk once said the attorney’s hair wasn’t lawyer-like. In another, a “lady cop,” commented on Martinez’s issues with being told how to dress. She responded that men were too concerned about how women groomed themselves when it didn’t impact them.

Many talented and hard-working females still don’t get the respect they deserve in their chosen fields. The University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business published a report in the Academy of Management Journal that indicated gender discrimination has a profound impact on women’s employment confidence levels.

According to a study in 2017 from the Pew Research Center, just over 40% of women have experienced discrimination in the workplace as a result of being female. Some examples of workplace discrimination include, but are not limited to, lower wages than men holding similar jobs, being held to different standards, and being terminated or demoted as the result of pregnancy. Many women also have to deal with unwanted or unsolicited sexual advances from male colleagues. According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), women filed over 78% of sexual harassment claims between 2018 and 2021.

Victims of sexual discrimination or harassment should inform local human resource managers and report the incidents to the EEOC. If a problem continues, finding a new job might need to be next on the list. No career or occupation is worth more than a person’s safety, confidence, and self-respect, and there are plenty of good, honest employers looking for help.

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