discrimination in 2001

I was working for a statewide muffler shop for the last 4 years .layedoff every year before yearly bonus so I did not get it.There is a Indian land claim in my county.My Manager is highly against any Indian.I am a indian but do not have indian status.I know in my heart that he discriminated me because of my race.Two weeks before he fired me I told him I was going to sue him for discrimination.Do I have a case.I need a lawyer.I was told by another lawyer I have a case but he works for this company.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 30, 2001 10:23 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

David M. Lira
When You're an Indian

The fact that you do not have "indian status" would not make a difference if you are in fact a native American.

You may believe that your manager discriminated against you on the basis of your race, but what you need to be able to do is describe the basis for your belief. What has this manager done and said that leads you to believe he either generally discriminates against Native Americans, or that he has discriminated against you because you are Native American.

Aurora is probably too far for me to conveniently represent you. If you contact me, I might be able to refer you to someone closer. Let me know what larger cities are near you.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Dec 3, 2001 08:50 AM [EST]

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