Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is prohibited in Missouri. 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?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are conducted 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 differently than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Belton employee must further prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. The employer's intent can often be proven by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.
How Can a Belton Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Recorded statements about racial issues that were made by the employer can also be used in some cases to prove intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary greatly, and so a Belton lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A Missouri lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.