Suing for Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
When suing for racial discrimination, your employer will often put up a strong defense. No one wants to be accused of racial discrimination, and many employers will go to great lengths to protect their reputation and their employment decisions. One of the most common defenses used against racial discrimination is to claim that there was some alternate reason for the adverse decisions, aside from race. Employers may point to lateness, work performance, policies, or other issues to claim that their firing was justified. In some cases, courts accept this rationale and deny discrimination cases. However, many of these excuses are clearly just excuses, and you may still be able to win your case if your attorney can prove their justification is mere pretext.
If you win your case, you may be entitled to damages. If you were denied a job or a raise, you may have received less pay than you would have without the discrimination. Filing a lawsuit can help make up for the difference in pay. The same is true if you lost your job because of discrimination. Any pay or benefits you would have received after losing your job should be paid to you as damages in your case.
Talk to an attorney as soon as you suffer adverse employment decisions. Especially if you are out of work, you may be required to mitigate damages by searching for a new job or collecting unemployment.
Paramus Racial Discrimination Attorney for Wrongful Termination and Adverse Employment Decisions
If you or a loved one suffered discrimination based on your race, ethnicity, actual or perceived country of origin, or simply the color of your skin, talk to an attorney today. Usmaan Sleemi and the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi represent victims of racial discrimination in Paramus and throughout Northern New Jersey. For a free consultation on your case, contact our law offices today at 973-453-4060.