In Missouri, racial discrimination is prohibited under both the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. According to these laws, employers may not take race into account when hiring, recruiting, deciding pay or offering promotions.
What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?
The federal agency that is in charge of investigations of workplace discrimination is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Before taking issues to court, employees that have been discriminated against must file their claim with the EEOC. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than workers who are of another racial background.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Malden plaintiff must further show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. Intent may be shown by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a Malden Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Furthermore, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to show their intent to discriminate. Laws of procedure vary considerably in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Malden lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. A Missouri 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.