Racial discrimination is banned in California under the U.S. constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. According to such laws, an employer cannot use race as the basis for making decisions regarding hiring, recruitment, wage levels, or promotion opportunities.
What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?
The federal agency that is in charge of investigations of workplace discrimination is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Before taking matters to court, employees who have been discriminated against must file their claim with the EEOC. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than employees who are of another racial background.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the El Dorado County plaintiff must additionally prove that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. This intent is most often proven by showing that the employer preferentially treated those of other races and nationalities.
How Can an El Dorado County Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Additionally, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to establish their intent to discriminate. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and an El Dorado County attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. A California lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.