Owensboro Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Owensboro, KY

Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is banned in Kentucky. 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?

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.

To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Owensboro plaintiff must additionally prove that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. 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 an Owensboro Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In certain instances, intent to discriminate may also be shown by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Owensboro lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. Should you decide to file your claim at the EEOC, a Kentucky lawyer will be able to help you out, and they can also point you towards other types of remedies available to you while your claim is pending.

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Life in Owensboro

Owensboro, Kentucky is the third largest city in Kentucky, and it is the county seat of Daviess County. As of a 2009 estimate by the Census Bureau, it has a population of about 55,000 people.

Human habitation of the area now known as Owensboro dates back at least 12,000 years, with indigenous peoples populating the area, at least on a seasonal basis. The first known permanent settlement of Owensboro came in 1797, when William Smothers set up a trading post.

Modernly, Owensboro is a major center for Bluegrass music, and has a museum dedicated to the musical genre. It also has several different Bluegrass festivals throughout the year. Of historical note, it is also home to Temple Adath Israel. Built in 1877, this place of worship is one of the oldest synagogue buildings in the United States, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

If you live in Owensboro, Kentucky, and are facing a legal issue, an Owensboro Kentucky attorney can probably help. Owensboro, Kentucky lawyers can handle just about any case a resident of the area might be dealing with.

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