Most lawyer are more willing to take a case, if you have a “CLASS ACTION” suit. A class action suit requires a minimum of 15 plaintiffs. If you have many colleagues who have been laid off on suspected “racial or national-origin grounds,” then you have a much stronger case. You will also be subject to a lot less personal scrutiny and/or attacks by your company. If there is any possibility of finding 15 persons to form a class action suit, it will definitely be worth your effort. The plaintiffs in the “class” do not have to be named, so you do not have to convince your colleagues to join the suit.