Job Discrimination, Glass Ceilings, Lawsuits, And Job Offers After The Fact
Job discrimination, especially against women and minorities, is still a real thing. Sadly, even the most qualified and most experienced people who have worked for a company for a very long time are stuck under a glass ceiling. The only real way to shatter that glass ceiling and break the discrimination against your sex or your color is with a lawsuit. If you have substantial proof, you can hire employment lawyers and take your employer to court. Here are some possible outcomes if you and your lawyer manage to win your case.
You Win a Lot of Money as Compensation
If your employer has already placed a male employee in the position for which you applied and you were seeking promotion, your employer cannot fire him. Your employer cannot fire him and place you in that position as that would also be seen as discriminatory. If you win your case, it will most likely be outside of a courtroom, and you will be offered a very large sum of money as compensation because there is no promotion position to which you may be promoted.
The Company Creates a New Position Just for You
This is risky business. You have cornered your employer into creating a brand-new position in the company just so that they can promote you and provide you with a raise in pay. Some women and women of color would be content with this, but since the position is made up, it does not have the same sense of satisfaction of achieving a higher level in the company. You can agree to take it, or you can tell your lawyer that you are refusing it for something more and the legal battle continues.
You Are Offered the Promotion You Wanted
Ultimately, it would be an incredible win on the part of your lawyer to garner the position you most wanted for you. If you could win this case, break the glass ceiling, and be headed toward CEO one day because you won your suit against the company for job discrimination, that is the ideal win. However, you would have to decide if you really want to continue working for this company, as there may be plenty of trouble ahead.
Technically, your employer is not allowed to harass you, harangue you, intimidate you, threaten you, or otherwise make your new role in the company unpleasant. That does not mean your co-workers will not try. You will have to decide if that is the risk you want to take, or if you want to take monetary compensation and severance pay and just walk away.
For more information, contact a law office like John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC.