Hagerstown Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Hagerstown, MD

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 Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to show intent. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary considerably depending on where the claim is filed, and a Hagerstown attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. Should you decide to file your claim at the EEOC, a Maryland lawyer will be able to help you out, and they can also point you towards other forms of remedies available to you while your claim is pending.

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Life in Hagerstown

Hagerstown is the county seat of Washington County, located in the state of Maryland. It was founded in 1762 and has a population of about 40,000. It is the sixth largest city in the state and the largest city in the area known as Western Maryland. It is considered to be the industrial and commercial center of the greater Tri-State area, and is therefore locally known as "The Hub City".

Hagerstown received its reputation as a commercial nexus due to its heritage in the transportation industry, namely the railroad and airport industries. As a result today the city has several museums commemorating its rich beginnings, including the Train Museum. The city continues to promote development with the Neighborhoods 1st Program. The program encourages community improvement through participation in local government and planning.

Many unique events draw visitors and tourists throughout the year. For example, the city hosts fairs like Market in the Square, Colonial Family Fun Day, and Augustoberfest. Downtown Hagerstown is an ideal place for shopping, retail and recreation. It is also an excellent site to start a career, as many companies have made their home in the city.

Lawyers in Hagerstown typically practice in a wide range of legal fields and some specialize in particular areas of law. Hagerstown, Maryland lawyers usually file their claims at the Washington County District Court located in Hagerstown.

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