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Are Employment Discrimination Lawsuits Worth It?

Are Employment Discrimination Lawsuits Worth It?

When an employee faces harassment or discrimination at work, they may believe their only option is to file a lawsuit. Yet it’s important to carefully consider your situation to determine whether going forth with a lawsuit is worth it. The answer depends on the unique circumstances surrounding each case. At Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC, our seasoned attorneys are equipped with the skills needed to help you navigate these complex decisions and ascertain whether you have a valid case.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Filing a Lawsuit

When faced with potential workplace discrimination, it is essential to understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with filing a lawsuit. One crucial aspect to consider is the statute of limitations. For instance, in Ohio, an employee has two years from the date of the discriminatory event to file a claim.

Another vital factor is the evidence at hand. A successful claim requires substantial proof indicating that the discrimination was based on a protected characteristic and resulted in differential treatment compared to other employees.

On the downside, initiating a lawsuit can be a lengthy and stressful process. The legal system often operates at a slow pace, and it may take months or even years to resolve a case. Moreover, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff – you may not have sufficient evidence to substantiate your claim.

The Potential Benefits of a Lawsuit

Despite the challenges, there are several compelling reasons to consider a workplace discrimination lawsuit.

Obtaining a Settlement

Firstly, a successful lawsuit could lead to financial compensation. This settlement serves as an acknowledgment from your former employer for the emotional distress and financial losses endured due to workplace discrimination.

Defending Your Coworkers and Setting a Precedent

Secondly, by standing up against discrimination, you contribute towards creating a safer and more equitable work environment for all employees, irrespective of their race, sex, disability, or religion. A successful lawsuit could set a precedent for future cases, compelling employers to rethink their discriminatory practices.

Whistleblower Protections

Lastly, certain statutes protect employees from retaliation for lodging a complaint related to workplace discrimination or safety issues with any governmental organization. These whistleblower protections often entail significant penalties and additional damages for the employer, offering you protection to undertake an employment discrimination lawsuit without fear of retaliation.

Standing Up for Your Rights with Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC

Workplace discrimination is a serious issue that demands stringent action. While filing a lawsuit might seem daunting, it is sometimes the most effective way to fight for your rights and seek justice.

At Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC, we are committed to helping you weigh your options and make informed decisions. Our team of experienced attorneys will review your case in detail, provide an informed legal opinion, and develop a comprehensive plan for the best possible outcome.

With over 50 years of combined experience in employment and civil rights law, we have a proven track record of fighting for our clients’ interests both in and out of the courtroom. We offer free initial evaluations of your case, providing tailored advice that meets its specific needs. If you are considering filing a lawsuit for workplace discrimination, contact us today. Let us help you stand up for your rights and secure the justice you deserve.

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