Cedar Rapids Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Cedar Rapids, IA

Racial discrimination is illegal in Iowa under the U.S. constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. Employers are prohibited according to theses laws from using race as a basis for hiring, recruitment, setting wage levels, or granting promotions.

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 be able to prove a claim of racial discrimination, the Cedar Rapids plaintiff also needs to show that the employer had an intent to discriminate, and that the discriminatory action was based on race. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.

How Can a Cedar Rapids Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In certain instances, intent to discriminate may also be established by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary greatly, and so a Cedar Rapids lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. An Iowa lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.

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Life in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is Iowa's second largest city, neighboring the Linn County line and Cedar River. It is about 100 miles from the capital, Des Moines. The city is home to approximately 126,326 people. The dominant industries in the area are the transportation industry and the health care industry.

Cedar Rapids is one of the largest cities in the world for corn processing. Grain processing is the most important sector in the city because most of the residents are employed within it. Large companies that have a location in Cedar Rapids include Rockwell Collins, Quaker Oats, Archer Daniels Midland, General Mills and Nordstrom. To serve these corporations and industries, Cedars Mills is home to many law firms and lawyers, well-experienced in all areas of practice.

Popular figures who have once called Cedar Rapids home include Grant Wood, William L. Shirer, Carl Van Vechten, Bobby Driscoll, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, and Ron Livingston.

Popular attractions in the area include the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech Slovak Museum Library, Theater Cedar Rapids, and the Paramount Theater.

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