Category Archives: Employment Discrimination
Why Is It A Bad Idea To Represent Myself In An Employment Discrimination Lawsuit?
A person has the right to represent themselves in court without the assistance of an attorney. But this is never a good idea. Most people find the legal system overwhelming, and for good reason. It is not enough to simply argue your case before a judge or jury. You also need to understand–and comply… Read More »
Is “Reverse” Discrimination A Title VII Violation?
Various federal and state laws are designed to prevent discrimination in employment based on a number of protected characteristics, such as race, sex, national origin, and religion. Historically, these laws were adopted to protect members of minority groups from discrimination by the majority. For example, an employer cannot fire or refuse to hire an… Read More »
ACLU Sued By Black Worker For The Second Time In One Year
Among the organizations least likely to face employment discrimination lawsuits should be the ACLU, which routinely holds U.S. corporations and the U.S. government accountable for discriminatory practices and civil rights abuses. Nonetheless, two former Black employees have filed discrimination lawsuits for raising concerns about the ACLU’s policy. They both said that they faced retaliation… Read More »
Filing a Complaint with the EEOC versus Hiring a Discrimination Lawyer
There are two separate facts that those filing discrimination complaints should understand. First, you may be required to file a complaint with the EEOC before filing a lawsuit in federal court. While you don’t need an employment discrimination attorney, you should have one. The EEOC will take a small fraction of cases that pass… Read More »
What is a Protected Class When it Comes to Employment Discrimination?
When the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was passed, it granted employees broadscale protection from employers, preventing discriminatory practices in hiring, firing, or promoting. Every state in the U.S. has adopted this law and some states have gone well beyond the text of the law to extend protections to others. In this… Read More »