Fall River Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Fall River, 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.

To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Fall River employee must additionally show that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. The employer's intent can often be shown by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.

How Can a Fall River 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. Procedural laws in this area of litigation differentiate considerably depending on where you file your claim, and a local Fall River lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. A good Massachusetts attorney will also be able to advise 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 Fall River

Fall River is located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. It is located near Mount Hope Bay and the Tanton River. Interestingly, the city is known for its motto--"We'll Try."

There are many wonderful attractions in Fall River. Such sites include Battleship Cover, Fall River Heritage State Park, The Marine Museum at Fall River, Freetown-Fall River State Forest, New Harbour Mall, Columbia Street, and Old Colony Fal River Railroad Museum.

Many attorneys have established law offices and small firms. Therefore the legal needs of residents can be easily taken care of. For complex legal matters, residents can take advantage of Boston's superior legal force. Boston being 46 miles away, is home to many top tier law firms and ivy-league educated attorneys. Overall, residents need not fear because their legal matters will be taken care of.

Overall, Fall River is a wonderful place to live with a location rich in history and easily accessible to nearby Boston!

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