Discrimination can either be proven by statements that the individuals have made the decisions that have harmed you have made, that reflects a bias towards you as a woman, as an African-American, whatever the protective class category. But most often, it’s proven by what’s called circumstantial evidence. That’s evidence that other people have been treated more favorably than you that aren’t in the protective class category. That’s what I’ve been doing for 30 years, developing evidence of others being treated more favorably. That’s what we focus on right away in a discrimination case, and that’s what we’ve developed throughout the process.
About Larry Schaefer
Lawrence P. Schaefer has earned the respect of judges and other lawyers for his thorough and aggressive client advocacy in negotiation and litigation. He focuses exclusively on representing people who have been subject to employment discrimination at work. Larry serves as the firm’s President and head of litigation. Learn more >
About Toni Halleen
Toni has practiced employment law since graduating from law school in 1988. The field appeals to her because in our society, our jobs can be core to our identity and well-being. Even in her early years in the 70s and 80s, Toni remembers being drawn to ideals of justice, fairness, and social equality in attending anti-discrimination marches, participating in school activism, and admiring the political satire of the Smothers Brothers (and others). Learn more >