Macon Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Macon, 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, determining 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 authority 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 differently than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.

To be able to prove a claim of racial discrimination, the Macon plaintiff additionally needs to show that the employer had an intent to discriminate, and that the discriminatory action was based on race. The employer's intent can often be proven by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.

How Can a Macon Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to show intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary greatly, and so a Macon lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. An experienced Georgia 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.

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Life in Macon

Macon, Georgia is a medium-sized city located in Bibb County, where it serves as the county seat. It has a population of about 93,000 people.

Human habitation of the area now known as Macon dates back at least 12,000 years, when the area was settled during the last ice age, when peoples from Asia passed over the Bering Strait land bridge and went on to settlethe rest of North America.

One of the major events leading to the establishment of the city of Macon was the construction of a U.S. Army fort in 1806, which was personally ordered by President Thomas Jefferson. After the Civil War, and through Reconstruction, the gradual buildup of America's railroad system established Macon, Georgia as an important transportation hub, owing in part to its central location in Georgia.

Modernly, one of the major economic drivers of the city of Macon is Robins Air Force Base, which is the largest single-site industrial complex in Georgia. The air base is just south of Macon.

If you live in or near Macon, Georgia and need a good lawyer, Macon's size and diversity make it very likely that you'll be able to find one. Whatever type of case you have, it's almost certain that there are some Macon, Georgia lawyers who can handle it.

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