If a discrimination claim is settled the average total cost of the claims may come to $125,000, this includes defense payments.
If the decision is made not to settle and the case goes to court and you lose the median judgement in recent discrimination lawsuits is approximately $200,000. 25% of judgements exceed $500,000. These figures do not include defense costs. The defense costs may range (depending on liability insurance) $35,000 – $90,000 additional to the judgement.
HRMorning.com, “What will that next discrimination charge cost you” 11/09/2015