There are a few ways you can prove employment discrimination:
- First, you can show direct evidence. This could be a statement by your supervisor that she doesn’t like people of your race.
- You can show indirect evidence. This could be a statement toward other employees in the protected group.
To prove discrimination you must show that:
- You are a member of a protected class;
- You were qualified for the job you applied for, and were ready to start working, or you were good at the job you had;
- Your boss made an unfair decision; and
- Your boss treated someone outside your protected class better than you.
The boss who fired me is of a different race. Does that mean I was discriminated against?
No. You must show that your boss fired you because of your race.
I am the only person of my ethnic group at my workplace and I was fired. Does that mean that it is a discriminatory workplace?
No. Statistics might be helpful evidence. But, you will need more proof.