What to do if you believe you have an employment discrimination case
If you believe you are being discriminated against at work, you should contact an attorney before you file a complaint with Human Resources or your supervisor.
Why you need to contact an attorney before you file a formal complaint with Human ResourcesOne of the greatest mistakes employees make is that they file a discrimination complaint with their Human Resources Department before they contact an attorney. Then the HR Department interviews you, and you may leave out key facts or evidence that is important to your complaint. By contacting a lawyer and explaining why you believe you are being discriminated against, a lawyer can assist you in understanding the law and what facts are important, and which ones are not. You will be better prepared and ensure that you will be presenting your claim in the best manner possible in order to preserve your legal rights if you are forced to later take legal action and file a lawsuit.
Gather all key evidence, emails and texts that support your case before you make your complaintYou cannot fully trust your employer once you make a complaint of discrimination. Within that, protect yourself and print out copies of all key evidence that you believe supports your case. Do not mistakenly believe that all of that information is "safe" because it is backed up your employer's server. Many times such key evidence somehow gets "lost" by the employer once a lawsuit is filed. Protect yourself always.