Lagrange Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Lagrange, GA

Racial discrimination is banned in Georgia 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, deciding wage levels, or promotions and benefits.

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. To prove racial discrimination, an employer must treat an employee adversely than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.

In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Lagrange plaintiff must additionally show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. The required intent may be shown by evidence that the employer rendered preferential treatment to workers who are of a different race or nationality than the plaintiff.

How Can a Lagrange Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Additionally, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to establish intent. Procedural laws in this area of litigation differentiate considerably depending on where you file your claim, and a local Lagrange lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. An experienced Georgia lawyer will also help you in filing your claim with the EEOC, as well as helping you obtain other forms of relief while your claim is being processed.

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Life in Lagrange

LaGrange, Georgia is a town located in Troup County, Georgia.

It currently has a population of about 25,000 people. Settlement of the area now known as LaGrange began in the early 1800s, and got its name from Colonel Oscar LaGrange, an Union officer during the American Civil War, who defied the "scorched earth" strategy of some Union commanders, and spared the homes of many residents of the area.

After the war, LaGrange became an important transportation hub, with several rail lines converging in the town. It also became a major center for the textile industry, like many Southern cities in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, by the mid-20th Century, this industry had begun to decline significantly.

Currently, thanks to the convergence of several national highways in LaGrange, the city remains a transportation hub, with many large companies, such as Wal-Mart, having set up distribution centers in the area.

If you live in LaGrange, Georgia or the surrounding areas, you can probably find a good LaGrange, Georgia attorney who can handle your case. LaGrange, Georgia attorneys are ready to help.

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