Topeka Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Topeka, KS

Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is banned in Kansas. According to such laws, an employer cannot use race as the basis for making decisions regarding hiring, recruitment, wage levels, or promotion opportunities.

What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency in charge of investigating workplace discrimination, and employees discriminated against must file a claim with the EEOC before taking the matter to court. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat workers differently than other workers who are of a different race.

The Topeka plaintiff must additionally be able to prove that the employer acted with intent to discriminate based on race in order to succeed in a racial discrimination claim. Proof of an employer's intent to discriminate can be shown if they have preferentially treated workers of different races than the plaintiff.

How Can a Topeka 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 Topeka lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. An experienced Kansas 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 Topeka

Topeka is the capital of Kansas, located along the Kansas River in Shawnee County. According to a 2010 census, the population is around 127,473 people. Three United States Navy ships have been named after Topeka, with the name USS Topeka.

What the city is most famous for is the landmark United States Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. This case overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and declared that segregation based on race in public schools was unconstitutional.

The city itself is the largest employer, with around 8,400 people working for the city government. The school districts and health care system also employ a significant number of the residents. Many "big name" manufacturers are located in Topeka, such as Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Payless Shoe Source, and Frito-Lay.

Some popular attractions include the Kansas Museum of History, Combat Air Museum, the Kansas State Capitol, the Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site, Westboro Neighborhood, and Topeka Zoo.

Kansas is filled with many attorneys practicing is decent sized law firms, catering to inquiries in all practice areas. Overall, Topeka is a great, well-rounded place with just a little bit of everything to enjoy.

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