Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is banned in Indiana. According to these laws, employers may not take race into account when hiring, recruiting, determining pay or offering 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. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat workers differently than other workers who are of a different race.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Greenfield plaintiff must additionally prove that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a Greenfield 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. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary greatly, and so a Greenfield lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. An Indiana 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.