Being an at will employee, how can I file a lawsuit due to discrimination of character/race and receive justice for my termination?

I was terminated for the same actions my supervisor has committed. I never received a written warning. I was reprimanded for my tardies and he was not. I was not given the opportunity to apply for a director position which was not posted internally but was just handed to my supervisor. I questioned the ED protocol since we were an Equal Opportunity Employer. She never return to answer my questions. We both just received a promotion at same time but not less than 6mth he was given another position as director.

Asked on June 1, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you believe you are the victim of racial discrimination, you have two choices.  One is to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  They will investigate your complaint, and you don't need a lawyer.  It can take a while.

Your other option, in some cases, is to file a lawsuit.  This is a very complex area of the law, and you need an experienced attorney to handle a case like this.  One place to find lawyers is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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