Attleboro Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Attleboro, MA

Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is illegal in Massachusetts. These laws prohibit employers from taking race into account in procedures for hiring, determining wage levels, or promotions and benefits.

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. To prove racial discrimination, an employer must treat an employee differently than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.

In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Attleboro plaintiff must also prove that their employer intended to base the discrimination 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 Attleboro Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Additionally, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to prove their intent to discriminate. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Attleboro lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. A good Massachusetts attorney will also be able to assist you should you decide to file with the EEOC, and they can guide you towards other potential remedies while your case is pending.

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Life in Attleboro

Attleboro, Massachusetts is a city of approximately 43,000 people. It is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Like many towns in the New England region, Attleboro, Massachusetts has a long and storied history. It was first incorporated as a town in 1694, and like many towns in the region, was named for a town in Great Britain (in this case, Attleborough in Norfolk County, England) by its British settlers.

Attleboro was once known as the "Jewelry Capital of The World" owing to the large number of jewelry manufacturers in the area. Some firms that manufacture jewelry continue to have a presence there, but much of the actual manufacturing activity has moved elsewhere.

Attleboro boasts several historic churches, and religion is very important in the community. It is also the site of a few notable events in the early history of the United States, and it is rumored that George Washington called it home for a brief period of time.

Attleboro, Massachusetts is also graced with a community theater, and a large park with a zoo, popular among residents and visitors.

There are several respected law schools located in Massachusetts, most notably Harvard. Of course, there are many others which are also well-regarded, particularly locally. For this reason, a good Attleboro, Massachusetts lawyer should not be very difficult to come by.

If you're facing any type of legal problem, an Attleboro, Massachusetts lawyer is the person to call.

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