Billerica Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Billerica, MA

Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is banned in Massachusetts. These laws prohibit employers from taking race into account in procedures for hiring, deciding 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 issue to court. To prove racial discrimination, an employer must treat an employee adversely than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.

In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Billerica plaintiff must additionally show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. The required intent may be shown by evidence that the employer rendered preferential treatment to workers who are of a different race or nationality than the plaintiff.

How Can a Billerica Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Recorded statements about racial issues that were made by the employer can also be used in some cases to show intent. Laws of procedure vary considerably in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Billerica lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. A Massachusetts lawyer may also assist you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.

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Life in Billerica

Billerica has a population of about 40,000 residents and is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is a very historic settlement, as it was founded in 1652 and officially incorporated in 1655. The city is home to several historic places, including the Fiske House, the Deacon Samuel House, Howe School, and the Jaquith House.

Billerica's bustling economy is fueled by several industrial and medical companies such as Pan Am Railways and Pharmalucence Company. Other companies located in the city are American Science Engineering and Lantheus Medical Imaging. Billerica's economy makes it a suitable place for persons seeking employment and residential opportunities.

The city also boasts an extensive sports and recreation program. Sports Illustrated magazine has recently listed the town as one the nation's top fifty cities for sports. Enthusiasts can visit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Billerica, the Rangeway Golf course, or the Country Club of Billerica for sports activities. Billerica also has a successful youth sports program including youth basketball, football, and little league baseball. The city is often referred to as the "Sportstown" of the state.

Cases filed by lawyers in Billerica, Massachusetts can be heard at the Middlesex Superior Court. The superior court has jurisdiction over a wide array of civil and criminal cases. Many Billerica lawyers find the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Library system to be a valuable resource.

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