Denver, CO asked in Employment Law, Construction Law and Employment Discrimination for Montana

Q: Is it legal for a construction company to not hire any female laborers?

I inquired about applying at a local construction company. I have worked construction before and have good references. I asked about wage match, healthcare, and advancement, on the public ad the company posted. The owner messaged me privately on his personal account responding to my public comment. I said thank you and that I would apply. That same week, two employees that work for the company commented publicly belittling/ questioning me about my "worth". That same day the owner randomly sent me an unnessicary private message, instigating me about "he hasnt seen my resume yet" I had a male friend, comment the same questions on the same ad. He got treated completely different and replied to by the company account, not the owners personal account.

I just want to know if I can, and who I would contact about having this company investgated for not having ANY female laborers only secretaries. Bbb? Osha?

1 Lawyer Answer
Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL

A: You should check with an employment lawyer in your state to verify your legal options. However, please be advised that if you believe you were denied work based on your gender and your employer meets the minimum employee count requirements, under federal law - the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, you can file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "EEOC". Check the deadlines online at

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