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 deciding wages and promotion offers.
What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are done 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 employees differently than other employees who are of a different race.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Maumelle plaintiff must additionally show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. Proof of an employer's intent to discriminate can be proven if they have preferentially treated workers of different races than the plaintiff.
How Can a Maumelle Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Recorded statements about racial issues that were made by the employer can also be used in some cases to show intent. Laws of procedure vary considerably in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Maumelle lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. An Arkansas lawyer may also assist you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.