It’s hard to talk about. All this time later, having moved halfway across a continent, having had several jobs since, it still hurts. “Hurt” is inadequate; it leaves me enraged and panicky. Which, I expect, is not all that unusual.
We mostly hear about lost income when we hear about employment discrimination. Income is important; things cost money. But there are other costs, things we couldn’t sue for even if there are laws against the discrimination that cost you your job. Even if you can prove that it was discrimination, which is actually very difficult.
The awesome kaninchen on the not-so-hidden costs of being fired because of who you are.