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An EEOC mediation is an excellent opportunity to resolve your workplace discrimination claim at a very early stage. Knowing how the mediation process works and what to expect will help you avoid making critical errors which could ruin your chance … Continue reading
If your lawyer has told you that opposing counsel has scheduled your deposition, you’re probably wondering what you should expect. While I can’t say that your deposition will be a pleasant experience, it probably won’t be as bad as you … Continue reading
The first question on a plaintiff’s mind after the settlement of his or her lawsuit is how long does it take to get the settlement money? There are really two time frames to consider: (1) the time it takes for … Continue reading
Unless you have one of those rare workplace discrimination cases that can be proven through paperwork alone, you will need to rely on the testimony of your co-workers. This is especially true in cases which allege harassment or hostile work … Continue reading
While the odds of any particular workplace discrimination lawsuit settling will obviously depend on the facts specific to each case, overall trends in these types of cases will not be encouraging to plaintiffs. Any lawyer who has handled more than … Continue reading
Some cases just sell themselves. They are such obvious winners and are worth so much money that lawyers are dying to get their hands on them. Unfortunately for you, most workplace discrimination cases are not like this. They rarely settle … Continue reading
In Part 1 of this article, we discussed intentional workplace discrimination claims which involved tangible employment action (firing, demotion, etc.) being taken against the employee. In Part 2, we will now discuss claims based solely on harassment. Harassment claims are … Continue reading
How a plaintiff goes about proving a workplace discrimination case depends on several factors, including the particular law violated, the nature of the discrimination and the status of the employee(s) who performed the discriminatory act(s). Title VII, the PDA, the … Continue reading
To preserve your right to file a workplace discrimination lawsuit under Title VII, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, you must file a timely complaint, known as a “charge”, with … Continue reading