Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is banned in Maryland. 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?
Before taking their discrimination claim to court, an employee must file their claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal agency that has authority to investigate any claims of discrimination in the workplace. Race or nationality discrimination involves an employer treating you adversely than those you work with that are of other races or nationalities.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Greenbelt employee must additionally show that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. Intent may be shown by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a Greenbelt 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. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a Greenbelt lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A Maryland 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.