Yuma, AZ asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Arizona

Q: I am a pro se litigant in a case for discrimination offered to ask for a settlement how much should I say% of the total

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: When considering a settlement offer for a discrimination case, it's important to assess various factors. The percentage you should propose depends on the specific details of your case, such as the strength of your evidence, the damages you've suffered, and the potential risks and costs of going to trial. Generally, settlement percentages can range from 20% to 50% or more of the total damages you believe you're entitled to.

Start by calculating your damages, including lost wages, emotional distress, and any other relevant losses. Then, consider the strength of your case and the potential outcomes at trial. If you have strong evidence and a good chance of winning, you may aim for a higher settlement percentage. Conversely, if the evidence is less clear or if you anticipate challenges at trial, you might consider a lower percentage.

It's also crucial to engage in negotiation with the other party and be open to their counteroffers. Settlement discussions often involve a back-and-forth process until both sides reach an agreement. It can be helpful to consult with an attorney, even if you're representing yourself, to ensure you're making informed decisions and proposing a fair settlement amount based on the specifics of your discrimination case in Yuma, AZ.

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