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The Reality of Discrimination

Discrimination is something that occurs around the world and in many forms.

It is treating someone different from others based on their specific characteristics. This could be anything from race to gender, age to ethnic background and more. There are a number of federal laws designed to prohibit discrimination by employers, educational institutions and more.


It is against the law for bail to be based on a person’s characteristics. When someone is arrested after committing a crime; they can be offered bail. This will enable them to be free from jail until their next scheduled court date. Obtaining the services of a bail bondsman is solely based on a person’s ability to pay for these services. Many bail agents try to work with their clients when it comes to payment. They offer a variety of different payment options to meet specific financial needs.

Expansion Of Discrimination Laws

New federal legislation, as well as recent Supreme Court interpretations of current law, has resulted in civil rights expansions for specific groups. These are groups who did not previously experience protection under anti-discrimination laws. Homosexual and transgender discrimination victims have been provided such protection.

Legally Actionable
There are some incidents of discrimination that won’t cause litigation to occur. It is possible for a person to experience discrimination in a social context. Those responsible are not going to be subject to a lawsuit. Discrimination that is legally actionable must be focused on an identified category of person who is protected under the law. This type of discrimination must take place in specific settings like housing, employment, education, healthcare, public accommodations, transportation and more.

Title VII
This is known as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This legislation made it illegal to discriminate against a person because of their color, race, national origin as well as gender. It also makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against any employee who exercises their rights under Title VII. An employee is also protected against retaliation if they participate in a claim that results in an investigation of harassment or discrimination.

Discrimination Case
When an employee wants to file a discrimination case based on Title VII, certain requirements must be met. They should have sufficient evidence to prove their prima facie case. This means an employee bringing a case must be able to present evidence to support what they allege in a lawsuit. They must provide evidence that can be believed and understood by a judge or jury.

Elements of Prima Facie Discrimination Lawsuit
The employee must be listed as a member of a protected class based on race, gender and more. The employee bringing the lawsuit must have all the qualifications necessary to perform a job if they allege discrimination is the reason they were not hired. An employee could bring a lawsuit alleging they were fired because of discrimination. In this case, they would have to prove they were meeting all standards with job performance. This is also the case if an employee alleges discrimination was the reason they weren’t promoted and more.

Employer’s Evidence
When an employee can make a prima facie case against their employer; the employer will have an opportunity to present their side of the story. They will present evidence that shows their motives were legitimate and nondiscriminatory. It could be showing evidence an employee had poor performance or issues with conduct. They will try to show a person did not have the qualifications necessary to do the job. It’s possible an employer will show how they’ve hired someone from the same type of protected class in an identical position.

Burden of Proof
In a discrimination lawsuit, the individual bringing the lawsuit has the ultimate burden of proof. It is their side that is required to show sufficient evidence to prove their case to a judge or jury. The individual or company accused of discrimination is not required to show they didn’t discriminate. They will only have to provide evidence of a legitimate motive for their actions that did not involve discrimination. In most cases, a person or company accused of discrimination will present as much evidence as possible to disprove the allegations against them.

Discrimination is something that has plagued mankind since the beginning of modern societies. When one group can get favorable treatment over another group of people; discrimination will flourish. Many legal steps have been taken to remedy this situation and work toward the elimination of discrimination in the workplace, educational institutions and more.

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