Workplace Discrimination Qualifies for Legal Funding Loan
In the United States, employees are protected against discrimination by federal law. In
Detroit, Michigan a federal court awarded a large settlement to Ali Aboubaker, a Muslim-American at the center of an employment discrimination case. Prior to being fired, the 56-year-old maintenance worker claimed that he was passed over for promotions and eventually fired due to his religious an ethnic background.
Discrimination in the workplace is grounds to file a personal injury claim. Before winning his $1.1 million lawsuit, Aboubaker lost everything, including his family and his house. There are specific laws laid out by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that prevents employers from getting away with discriminatory behavior.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) – makes it illegal to discriminate against a person due to their race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. It also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person who has complained about discrimination or who has filed a discrimination case.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act – makes it illegal to discriminate against a woman who is pregnant, or who has any condition related to pregnancy and childbirth.
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) – makes it illegal to pay different wages to men and women if they work in the same workplace and perform equal work.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) – protects people who are 40 years of age or older from discrimination due to age.
- Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA) – makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in state and local governments.
- Section 102 and 103 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 – this law amends Title VII and the ADA to allow jury trials and compensatory damage awards in discrimination cases.
- Section 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in the federal government.
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 – makes it illegal to discriminate against both employees and applicants because of genetic information.
While discrimination should never occur in the workplace, unfortunately, it often does. Sometimes the victim of such behavior is not aware of the outlined laws set up to protect them against discriminatory behavior. More importantly, discrimination should never been tolerated. Fortunately, Ali Aboubaker recognized his rights as an American citizen and fought his former employer on discrimination and wrongful termination resulting in one of the biggest settlements in a discrimination case.
In most cases of workplace discrimination, the victim is out of work while going through the litigation process. This can be financially and emotionally stressful, but with a pre-settlement loan, the financial burden can be eased. If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination and have a pending case, Interstate Lawsuit Funding can provide a lawsuit loan cash advance of up to $5,000 while you wait for your final settlement.
Qualifying for a lawsuit loan is based solely upon the merits you case, so there is no credit check or proof of income to apply. Get started by filling out the 30-second application.