Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is prohibited in Minnesota. 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?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are done by the agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees who are victims of discrimination are required to file their claim with the EEOC before filing suit in a court of law. 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 Shakopee employee must further 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 Shakopee Lawyer Help with My Claim?
In some instances, intent to discriminate may also be proven by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a Shakopee lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A Minnesota 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.