You are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the comments →

0
0

[–] 2012344? ago  (edited ago)

No, it's not that hard prove. He said he got a low rating on his performance review which was in writing. He was told verbally that it was because he was white. If an attorney took the case he is going to have a lot of tools at his disposal to show that it is more likely than not that OP's side of the story is true. Remember, you start at he said/she said 50/50. Assuming OP's story is true, without a massive cover-up depositions, e-discovery, witness interviews, etc. should easily be enough to push that to 51%; and with a massive cover-up, all the missing documentation would be persuasive. It would likely settle long before going to trial anyway. OP needs to talk to a civil rights or employment lawyer.

0
0

[–] BLUFALCON78 ago 

That's not really proof though. You're just getting a majority of people to believe OP's side of the story. However, I will notice that is what is important. You just have to make the majority believe you.

0
0

[–] 2018001? ago  (edited ago)

Legally proving something means establishing a fact by satisfactory evidence. The burden of proof in a civil case is preponderance of the evidence; i.e., you only have to convince the jury that it is more likely than not your proposed fact is true in order to prove it. Your own testimony is enough if the jury finds you to be more credible than the opposing party. Other facts would likely come out in discovery that would support OP's testimony.