Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is illegal 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. To prove racial discrimination, an employer must treat an employee adversely than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Wyoming plaintiff must also show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. Proof of an employer's intent to discriminate can be proven if they have preferentially treated workers of different races than the plaintiff.
How Can a Wyoming Lawyer Help with My Claim?
In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to establish intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a Wyoming 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 forms of remedies available to you while your claim is pending.