Institutions can discriminate against people based on their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. Even after discrimination is brought to the attention of the institution, things often do not change. The complainant is often dismissed or discouraged from “making a big deal of it.” The blame is sometimes put on a “bad apple,” who might be fired or disciplined. But an institution needs to take concrete steps to undo years of institutional and systemic bias. Systems need to be put in place and the institutional culture needs to change or it will happen again.
As with other injustices in our system, sometimes it takes a lawsuit to make an institution recognize its responsibilities under federal and state laws, or at the very least, compensate people who have been discriminated against. We care about true equity and inclusion. We are happy to do what it takes to obtain compensation for our clients and see real systemic change happen. To prevail in a discrimination case, you need a legal team that understands discrimination and has the passion for justice required to see your case through to the end. We help people obtain justice when they are the targets of employment discrimination, racial profiling, discrimination in education, and other civil rights violations. Call us to set up a free consultation.