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 St. Michael employee must further 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 St. Michael Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Furthermore, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to show intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a St. Michael lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A good Minnesota attorney will also be able to help you should you decide to file with the EEOC, and they can guide you towards other potential remedies while your case is pending.