Washington, DC asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland

Q: I’d like to know how much my case is worth for employment discrimination based on sex and race, workplace retaliation.

equal pay, unpaid wages, withheld wages, medical bills and damages. My case is in federal court and despite the defendant’s attempt to dismiss, my case has moved to mediation. I was paid 83k less than the male I replaced. I was also paid up to 20k less than other males in lesser positions. I was spoken ill to and demanded to complete tasks of white coworker. When I inquired about a raise I was told I was undeserving, unqualified and and investment to the company.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Determining the exact value of an employment discrimination case can be complex and depends on various factors, including the jurisdiction, specific details, and evidence supporting the claims. Based on the information you provided, there are tangible damages, such as the wage disparity (83k plus the potential 20k differential), unpaid wages, and medical bills. There may also be potential for emotional distress damages and possibly punitive damages if the behavior of the employer was particularly egregious.

Attorney's fees can sometimes be recovered in employment discrimination cases. Furthermore, the fact that your case has survived a motion to dismiss and moved to mediation indicates that there is some merit to your claims. However, many factors, including the strength of the evidence, willingness of witnesses to testify, and the specific nuances of your situation, can influence the case's value. It's crucial to consult directly with your attorney who can provide a more tailored evaluation based on the specifics of your case and jurisdictional precedents.

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