I have a discrimination case with my former employer through the EEOC. My case now is headed to mediation. I was discharged for allegations brought against me from an employee which I demoted because of his attitude and previous write up's including suspensions. The employee stated that I borrowed $60.00 from him and gave him a lap top for collateral. He stated this exchanged happened months ago. I explained to HR i did sell the employee the lap top months ago but i did not borrow any money and informed HR that this was a form of retaliation towards me. If i borrowed money from the employee why is he now saying these things and didn't come forward earlier being that he has been written up and suspended before. However I explained how could they terminate me without any proof and no real investigation. They told me the had already came up with their decision. I have a voice recorder with the HR saying they "didn't feel an investigation was necessary", as well as, witnesses willing to verify how i was treated. I feel that HR wanted to terminate me because i went over their heads and spoke with corporate officials about an issue that was going on for 8 months and was not solved. I was terminated for false allegations but there remains other management employees of different race still employed after doing things against company policy. I plan on taking my former employer to court for a lawsuit. How much could i sue for?