When a worker is fired, he or she may look for a potential lawsuit. A visit to a lawyer may be enough to stir memories of alleged discrimination. Every little incident then becomes the basis for a discrimination claim.
Fortunately, unless the fired worker complained earlier about the alleged discrimination or has a plausible explanation for why he didn’t, courts toss most such cases out. That’s especially true if the discrimination claims are vague and unspecific.
Recent case: Norberto was hired as a porter at a Le Pain Quotidien, a café and bakery chain. His responsibilities included cleaning and stocking the café, making catering deliveries and other miscellaneous tasks. He regularly received raises over the six years he worked there, beginning at $8.50 per hour and ending at $11. He also received generally positive reviews, including one from a manager he later accused of national-origin discrimination.
Norberto is Puerto...(register to read more)