An estimated 68,000 employment discrimination cases are filed annually, some of which are reverse discrimination oriented. Most people consider workplace discrimination lawsuits as filed by minority groups like women, people of color, or those with a sexual orientation other than ‘straight.’
However, this isn’t the only type of discrimination, as workplace reverse discrimination happens to those often considered to be in the majority, like white men. This type of reverse discrimination is incredibly illegal, but it continues to occur even in 2023.
Fortunately, there are law firms that can help those who have been the victims of reverse discrimination. We believe white lives matter at work too. The Law Office of David H. Rosenberg P.C. will provide you with a free and confidential case review. Simply call (516) 741-0300 after learning more about reverse discrimination in our blog.
Under federal law, reverse discrimination is not specifically addressed. Still, it refers to various situations involving an individual or individuals of a majority who have been discriminated against based on protected factors. For example, if a company discriminates against white men in favor of a racial minority, it can be found guilty of reverse discrimination.
That’s why at our firm, we urge white men being discriminated against to reach out. White men have the right to work. Discrimination at work is no laughing matter. Call (516) 741-0300 for a free and confidential case review, and our team will help you unearth the truth and find justice.
In recent years, a few high-profile reverse discrimination claims have resulted in significant financial settlements in the US and abroad. Below, we have briefly discussed two examples from two different countries that demonstrate reverse discrimination cases can be won.
A reverse gender and race discrimination verdict awarded a white male a $10 million settlement after it was uncovered he was unlawfully fired because of his race. The company fired him without due cause because it had been trying to diversify its workforce, leading to the firing of the white male, which was illegal and discriminatory to a majority person.
The man had grounds to stand on, considering he had been praised for his work ethic prior to being fired and had done nothing to warrant being fired. During the case, it was uncovered that four other white men (colleagues of the claimant) had been fired for the same reason.
In 2006, in the UK, a former male nurse filed a reverse discriminatory case and won. He filed the case because he believed he was being discriminated against because of his sex in a predominantly female-oriented career field.
According to hospital guidelines, there was a specific rule in place stating he and other male nurses in training would need to be chaperoned, but only when attending to female patients. Understandably, he and others felt this rule was unfair and unjust.
According to the UK claimant, this discriminatory rule made male nurses feel like second-class citizens, making them feel they were being perceived as sexual predators. The judge presiding over this case ruled that the hospital would need to remove this rule altogether or apply it to everyone regardless of sex, thus leading to a successful claim outcome for the male student.
Reverse discrimination is a growing problem in America, but this type of discrimination is often ignored or downplayed. Unfortunately, even though white men are a majority group, they can experience reverse discrimination and often do at their place of employment.
Yet, being white at work is not a crime. Speak with a discrimination lawyer now at (516) 741-0300 for a free and confidential case review. We’ll help you establish if you have a valid claim. You deserve to fight for justice if you were wrongfully deprived of a workplace benefit or targeted because of your race or gender.
At our firm, we understand your rights and can help you get the answers you seek. After all, that a white man is the victim of discrimination doesn’t prevent him from using the same discrimination laws to raise discriminatory concerns.
Even though the Title VII of the American Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects all workers against discrimination based on gender, religion, race, sex, and national origin, many people are still victims of reverse discrimination. For years, courts have struggled with various types of discrimination cases—especially reverse discrimination lawsuits. For someone to obtain a settlement from a reverse discrimination case, a few things need to be proven.
This is because, as with claims brought by disadvantaged groups, so-called reverse discrimination lawsuits are not easily proven. A discriminated party must prove their employer discriminated against them based on their race. Some things that need to be proven include:
Reverse discrimination cases are historically difficult to prove, so you need a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. Unfortunately, reverse discrimination at work is real, and a strong case is needed to strengthen the likelihood of a favorable case outcome. The Law Office of David H. Rosenberg P.C. offers free and confidential case reviews. Call (516) 741-0300 now to see if we can help you build a case and represent you during this difficult time.