Racial discrimination is banned in Illinois 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?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are conducted 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 discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their worker differently from other workers who are of a different race or nationality.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Evergreen Park employee must additionally prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. This intent is most often proven by showing that the employer preferentially treated those of other races and nationalities.
How Can an Evergreen Park 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. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and an Evergreen Park attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. Additionally, an Illinois attorney can help you when you file your claim with the EEOC, and they may be able to help you obtain other kinds of relief during the time period when your case is pending.