Racial discrimination is banned in Florida 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. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat workers differently than other workers who are of a different race.
To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Delray Beach plaintiff must additionally 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 Delray Beach Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Additionally, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to establish their intent to discriminate. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Delray Beach lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. An experienced Florida lawyer will also help you in filing your claim with the EEOC, as well as helping you obtain other types of relief while your claim is being processed.