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Raymond Buxton, II, Commissioner

Remedies For Employment Discrimination

Whenever discrimination is found, the goal of the law is to put the victim of discrimination in the same position (or nearly the same) that he or she would have been if the discrimination had never occurred.

The types of relief will depend upon the discriminatory action and the effect it had on the victim. For example, if someone is not selected for a job or a promotion because of discrimination, the remedy may include placement in the job and/or back pay and benefits the person would have received.

The employer also will be required to stop any discriminatory practices and take steps to prevent discrimination in the future.

A victim of discrimination also may be able to recover attorney's fees, expert witness fees, and court costs.