Will Discrimination Lawsuits Get Easier to Win?

Bloomberg (06/16/2020)
  • Despite increasing racial awareness, discrimination lawsuits in the US are unlikely to become easier to win.
  • Why? – Under current laws, racial discrimination lawsuits must prove a “discriminatorily abusive working environment” (high burden of proof).
  • Plaintiffs must prove that racial harassment is so severe that it alters the terms and conditions of their employment.
  • Since most discrimination is passive and covert, it’s inherently difficult to prove.
  • Article provides examples of failed discrimination lawsuits.
  • Also, many racial discrimination lawsuits are privately settled before reaching the courts.