Southfield Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Southfield, MI

Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is illegal in Michigan. Employers are barred according to theses laws from using race as a basis for hiring, recruitment, setting wage levels, or granting promotions.

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. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than workers who are of another racial background.

In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Southfield plaintiff must also 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 Southfield Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to establish intent. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary considerably depending on where the claim is filed, and a Southfield attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. Also, a Michigan attorney can assist you when you file your claim with the EEOC, and they may be able to help you obtain other kinds of relief during the time period when your case is pending.

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Life in Southfield

Southfield is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. It is known area because of its five golden skyscrapers, nicknamed the "Golden Triangle." These skyscrapers form Southfield Town Center, a 2,200,000 square foot complex with the Westin Hotel and conference center.

Due to a relatively new thirty-three story luxury residential high-rise complex, located near Southfield Town Center, Southfield saw an influx of many new residents. It is home to approximately 71,739 people per the 2010 census.

Southfield is also home to employers such as Denso, Peterson Spring, Federal-Mogul, Lear, R.L. Polk Co., and Stefanini TechTeam Global.

The legal force is also present in Southfield via the attorneys who live and practice within the area. These attorneys are competent to handle the legal needs of residents and local businesses.

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