West Hartford Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in West Hartford, CT

Racial discrimination is prohibited in Connecticut under the U.S. constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. These laws prohibit employers from taking race into account in procedures for hiring, determining wage levels, or promotions and benefits.

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. Race or nationality discrimination involves an employer treating you differently than those you work with that are of other races or nationalities.

To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the West Hartford employee must further prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.

How Can a West Hartford Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to prove intent. Laws of procedure vary greatly in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local West Hartford lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. Should you decide to file your claim at the EEOC, a Connecticut lawyer will be able to help you out, and they can also point you towards other types of remedies available to you while your claim is pending.

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Life in West Hartford

West Hartford is a Connecticut town located in Hartford County. It has a population of about 64,000 people and was officially incorporated in 1854. It has consistently been ranked as one of the top cities to live in by magazines such as CNN Money and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. West Hartford has been described as a "vacation-worthy" hot spot, as the city features many cutting-edge shopping destinations and restaurants.

For example, some popular destinations in West Hartford include Blue Black Square, Elizabeth Park, Westfarms Mall, and West Hartford Center. West Hartford Center is considered to be the hub or center of the West Hartford community. It has been a gathering place for city residents since the late 17th century.

In addition to West Hartford's thriving economic scene, the city boasts a number of colleges and universities. These include the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus, Saint Joseph College, and the University of Hartford. Notable West Hartford residents have included NBA player Manute Bol and actor John O'Hurley (Peterman from the "Seinfeld" television series).

Lawyers in West Hartford, Connecticut typically assist their clients at the Hartford County Superior Court. Many West Hartford lawyers further contribute to the community through such organizations as the Hartford County Bar Association.

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