Below are recent stats for employment discrimination jury verdicts. Remember, these only apply if the case actually goes to trial.
In 2007, the median discrimination verdict rose some 70 percent to $252,000 from $147,000 in 2006.
Employers won only 38% of discrimination cases in 2007, prevailing most often in race discrimination cases (43 percent) and losing most frequently in sex discrimination cases (30 percent).
Employers in the manufacturing and industrial sectors had the biggest verdicts, followed by the government, transportation and service sectors.
Source: Employment Practice Liability: Jury Award Trends and Statistics, 2008 report by Jury Verdict Research.