Numerous state and federal laws make it illegal for an employer to make hiring, promotion, or termination decisions on the basis of race, age, gender, disability, and sexual orientation. Unfortunately, it is often very difficult for plaintiffs to prove such discrimination has occurred. We believe the key to the successful prosecution of discrimination claims is to undertake an exhaustive pre-filing investigation with several goals in mind:
- First, to discover and preserve all evidence tending to show discriminatory patterns and motives;
- Second, to identify and secure favorable witnesses;
- Third, to enlist other employees who may have suffered similar discrimination.
If, after this investigation is complete, we believe we can prove the alleged discrimination, we bring the full force of our experience, skill, and dedication to achieving justice for our clients.
Sexual harassment is technically a type of sex discrimination. But the state and federal laws governing harassment claims are in many ways unique and require different elements of proof. We have a great deal of experience and success in prosecuting sexual harassment claims. This success is owed in large part to our tenacious pursuit of facts to support our client’s claims. In addition, we believe that our effective use of experts has been critical to our success. While developing our matters, we have employed the nation’s most esteemed experts on the psychological effects of sexual harassment in order to establish and prove our client’s injuries, which are often difficult to quantify and substantiate. We also have worked extensively with experts in the field of human services to prove that employers have not established adequate measures to detect and prevent harassment, a critical element in any sexual harassment case.