Racial discrimination is banned in Idaho under the U.S. constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. Employers are barred 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?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are done by the agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees who are victims of discrimination are required to file their claim with the EEOC before filing suit in a court of law. Race or nationality discrimination involves an employer treating you adversely than those you work with that are of other races or nationalities.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint Lawyer Help with My Claim?
In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to show intent. Laws governing the procedures in discrimination will vary considerably depending on where the claim is filed, and Sandpoint attorneys will be able to help you with the requirements for your particular region. A good Idaho attorney will also be able to advise you should you decide to file with the EEOC, and they can guide you towards other potential remedies while your case is pending.