Pascagoula Racial Discrimination Attorneys

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In Mississippi, racial discrimination is banned 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, determining pay or offering 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. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat workers differently than other workers who are of a different race.

To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Pascagoula plaintiff must additionally prove that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.

How Can a Pascagoula Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In certain instances, intent to discriminate may also be shown by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Pascagoula lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. Additionally, a Mississippi attorney can help 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 Pascagoula

Pascagoula, Mississippi is a city in Jackson County. As of a 2007 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, it has a population of about 24,000 people.

Native American tribes have inhabited Pascagoula for thousands of years, and the name comes from a word that means "bread-eaters" which is how one of the groups of native inhabitants referred to themselves. A Spanish explorer is believed to have made first contact with them in 1540. However, the first permanent European settlement did not come until the 1700s. This area did not become part of the United States until 1812. Before then, it changed handsmultipletimesbetween the French, Spanish, and English. Pascagoula became a city, under the state's legal definition, in 1901. The current downtown area of Pascagoula was once part of Scranton, Mississippi, until the two towns merged in 1912.

Pascagoula, Mississippi is strategically situated on the Gulf of Mexico. Accordingly, its beaches are a popular tourist destination, and its fisheries are an important part of its economy.

If you live in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and have any sort of legal problem, you can probably find someone to help you with it. Pascagoula, Mississippi lawyers can handle just about any case that they might be faced with.

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