Settling an Employment Discrimination Case

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Settling an Employment Discrimination Case

When a person is denied employment, a promotion, or benefits, or they are fired by an employer based on age, race, religion, gender, or country of origin, it is called employment discrimination. An employee has the right to sue the employer for employment discrimination or pursue a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

When Does Settling an Employment Discrimination Case Begin?

Settling a discrimination claim can happen prior to or during trial, or during jury deliberation. A judge over the case may require the parties attend a settlement conference. Settlement also begins when one party proposes a settlement offer to the opposite party.

In many situations, coming to an agreement is not simple. Instead, it may take numerous negotiations before coming to an agreement. A party may reject an offer or make a counter settlement offer.

What the Remedies for Employment Discrimination Settlement?

What a party offers when settling a case depends on the facts of the case and statute(s) violated. Discrimination remedies often involve:

What Is a Settlement Agreement?

 A settlement agreement is finalized terms of a settlement. It is a written document which includes the terms of the settlement and information about all parties. The agreement is enforceable once the parties sign it.

What Is a Release?

A release discharges a party from their obligation based on a certain condition being met. In an employment discrimination case, it may release an employer from future liability. However, the employer must follow all conditions such as pay the employee.

Should I Contact an Attorney about Settling an Employment Discrimination Case? 

Employment discrimination cases usually do not go to trial. It is in your best interest to know about settling an employment discrimination case. An employment attorney will assist you in proceeding with your discrimination claim.

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Last Modified: 08-20-2017 10:35 PM PDT

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