Despite laws that are intended to protect against it, workplace and employment discrimination are all too common. One reason that workplace discrimination is so common is that it can take so many different forms: age discrimination, discrimination based on sexual orientation, religious discrimination and gender-based discrimination are just a few. The manner of discrimination can also differ. In some cases, it may be outright mistreatment and harassment, while in other cases it may be subtle and take the form of disparate or unfair wages or consistently being passed up for a promotion.
Regardless of the specific details, if you are the victim of unlawful employment discrimination, your civil rights are being violated and you may have a case for compensation or other forms of restitution under the law. Knowing that you are being discriminated against is quite different from proving it in a court of law, however. In order to effectively prove your case and convince a jury that you deserve compensation, you need the help of a skilled and experienced attorney who not only understands the specific elements of the law but also knows what the jury and the judge are looking for in terms of proof.
Many people have a clear understanding of the fact that they are being discriminated against without knowing exactly how to articulate it. Even if you were not fired from your job, you still may have a strong case for discrimination, so do not let your continued employment stand in the way of pursuing justice.
Many cases can be investigated and quickly settled out of court without a lengthy trial, which is often beneficial for all parties involved. However, if your case needs to go to trial to get a successful outcome, it's especially important to have the help of attorneys with trial experience. Visit our employment discrimination page if you are interested in learning more.