Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is banned in Minnesota. Employers are prohibited 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?
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 which has authority to investigate any claims of discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than employees who are of another racial background.
To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Hutchinson plaintiff must additionally prove that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. The employer's intent can often be proven by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.
How Can a Hutchinson 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. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary greatly, and so a Hutchinson lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. Should you decide to file your claim at the EEOC, a Minnesota lawyer will be able to help you out, and they can also point you towards other types of remedies available to you while your claim is pending.