Gulfport Racial Discrimination Attorneys

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In Mississippi, 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?

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 discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their employee differently from other employees who are of a different race or nationality.

To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Gulfport plaintiff must further show that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. The required intent may be shown by evidence that the employer rendered preferential treatment to workers who are of a different race or nationality than the plaintiff.

How Can a Gulfport 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. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary considerably depending on where the claim is filed, and a Gulfport attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. Furthermore, a Mississippi attorney can assist you when you file your claim with the EEOC, and they may be able to help you obtain other kinds of relief during the time period when your case is pending.

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Life in Gulfport

Gulfport is located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of over 71,000, it is the co-county seat of Harrison County, alongside the city of Biloxi. The city was incorporated in 1898 and had its beginnings as a port and lumber city. It contains over 6 miles of man made white-sand beaches by the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulfport is a residential city that also boasts a strong economic center of industry. The Gulfport Main Street Association oversees the development of the downtown area. The city is home to several companies as well as the U.S. Navy Seabees. Notable residents have included NFL quarterback Brett Favre and linebacker Rod Davis.

The city's Leisure Services offer a variety of community-centered activities at its many parks and recreation centers. Other popular places to visit are the Gulf Islands Water Park and the Gulfport Sportsplex, which attracts many sports tourists. Every year the city hosts what is known as the "World's Largest Fishing Rodeo".

Gulfport has survived a great deal of damage from hurricanes, including Hurricane Camille in 1969 and more recently Hurricane Katrina. The state of Mississippi has issued a Hurricane Katrina Disaster Training Manual for those who have been affected, including Gulfport lawyers. Lawyers in Gulfport, Mississippi have contributed greatly to the rebuilding of the city.

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