Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits
May Qualify for Pre-Settlement Funding
Mar 22, 2010
Comedy shows like “The Office” can make you laugh but real-life bosses like the one portrayed by Steve Carell can get themselves in a whole mess of trouble with sexist or racist comments. They could get into even more trouble if they treat you differently because of your race, religion, sex, disability or national origin.
The sad part is that claims of workplace discrimination are on the rise and actually hit record highs last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported. Specifically, the EEOC said, there were 93,277 charges made in 2009, which is the second highest amount in the agency’s history.
Age-based discrimination is among the highest number of claims, and, in fact, this category reached its second-highest annual total since the EEOC started keeping these records. Of the total discrimination cases, 30 percent involved sex-based claims, 36 involved race-related discrimination, and another 36 percent involved alleged retaliation.
Monetary compensation for victims of workplace discrimination totaled more than $376 million in 85,980 cases that were brought against employers last year.
Companies can avoid discrimination by simply extending the same type of treatment to all of your employees and that means enforcing your workplace policies for each of your employees.
Employees have legal remedies if they feel they have been discriminated against by their employers. You can file a claim with the EEOC to get back pay, a court order to stop the discrimination, compensation for pain and suffering, and they can even get their job back if they were reassigned to a new position or fired.
Employers guilty of discrimination can also face punitive damages up to $300,000 and be required to take corrective action. Your attorney can help you get the compensation you need for being unjustly fired, but what can you do in the meantime to put food on the table or make your mortgage payments?
There’s an option for those who have settled or pending lawsuits that are taking their time going through the court system. It’s called lawsuit funding and it basically gives you an advance on the settlement you are to or may receive from your lawsuit.
A leader in lawsuit funding is Lawsuit Hotline. The experienced company works with a network of funders to provide these “lawsuit advances” that can range between $500 to more than $1 million for a low monthly rate. And if your case doesn’t win, you don’t owe a thing. You can keep the money you’ve been given.
All it takes is a 2-minute online application and a review of your case by the lenders and you could have money put into your account in a matter of days. Whether you receive an advance depends on the strength of your case. No credit check is required and you don’t have to be working to be considered for a lawsuit loan.
This can be a great option for a wrongly terminated person who was pushed out of their job for no reason other than the color of their skin or their political affiliations. If you would like more information about how lawsuit funding can help you, visit Lawsuit Hotline.com.