Racial discrimination is banned in California 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?
The federal agency known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the power to conduct investigations of workplace discrimination, and employees must file their discrimination claims wih the EEOC prior to suing in a civil court. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than workers who are of another racial background.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Avenal plaintiff must additionally show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. Intent may be shown by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can an Avenal Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Furthermore, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to establish their intent to discriminate. Laws of procedure vary considerably in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Avenal lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. A California 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.