Racial discrimination is prohibited in Delaware 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 discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their worker differently from other workers who are of a different race or nationality.
To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Sussex County plaintiff must further prove that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a Sussex County Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Additionally, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to show their intent to discriminate. Laws governing the procedures in discrimination will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and Sussex County attorneys will be able to help you with the requirements for your particular region. An experienced Delaware lawyer will also assist you in filing your claim with the EEOC, as well as helping you obtain other types of relief while your claim is being processed.