Racial discrimination is banned in Arkansas under the U.S. constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. Employers may not take race into account according to these laws when hiring or recruiting workers, or when determining wages and promotion offers.
What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are conducted by the agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees who are victims of discrimination are required to file their claim with the EEOC before filing suit in a court of law. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat workers differently than other workers who are of a different race.
To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Forrest plaintiff must additionally prove that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. The employer's intent can often be proven by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.
How Can a Forrest Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Additionally, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to establish intent. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and a Forrest attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. An experienced Arkansas lawyer will also help you in filing your claim with the EEOC, as well as helping you obtain other types of relief while your claim is being processed.