Ultimately, you are going to need to prove by a preponderance of the evidence, and what that generally means is by 51%, that your employer treated you differently because of a protected characteristic, such as you being a woman or you being African American or a Muslim. The way in which that can be done and proven is generally through circumstantial evidence showing that you are a member of a protected class, that you were denied a promotion, for example, and that the reason that your employer gave for why it denied you that promotion, was actually just a pretext for discrimination. If you prove all of those elements by a preponderance of the evidence, you should be able to win your employment discrimination case.
Maryland Washington DC Virginia Discrimination Attorneys
Hiring a proven and effective advocate is critical to obtaining the maximum recovery in an employment discrimination case. Eric Bachman, Chair of the Firm’s Discrimination Practice, has substantial experience litigating precedent-setting individual and class action discrimination cases. His wins include a $100 million settlement in a disparate impact Title VII class action and a $16 million class action settlement against a major grocery chain. As Special Litigation Counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and as lead or co-counsel in numerous jury trials, Bachman is a litigator ready to fight for you to obtain the relief that you deserve.
Bachman writes frequently on employment discrimination issues at the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog and has been quoted in national media about discrimination cases. U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. To schedule a preliminary consultation, click here or call us at (202) 769-1681.