Gastonia Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Gastonia, NC

In North Carolina, racial discrimination is illegal 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 known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the power to conduct investigations of workplace discrimination, and employees must file their discrimination claims wih the EEOC prior to suing in a civil court. 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 Gastonia plaintiff must also show that their employer intended to base the discrimination 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 Gastonia Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Recorded statements about racial issues that were made by the employer can also be used in some cases to establish intent. Procedural laws in this area of litigation differentiate considerably depending on where you file your claim, and a local Gastonia lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. Also, a North Carolina 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 Gastonia

Gastonia is home to around 70,000 people and is North Carolina's thirteenth largest city.

Some major employers which have helped boost Gastonia's economy include Freightliner LLC, Danaher Tool Group, Curtiss-Wright Controls Engineered Systems and Radici Group, and Advance Auto Parts. The legal industry also has a presence due to the many small law firms and law offices, where competent attorneys devote their day to providing excellent legal services.

Some famous past residents include many NBA players, such as James Worthy, Darrell Armstrong, Eric Floyd, and Hassan Whiteside. Other famous residents have included Evan Karagias, Clyde Caldwell, Thomas Sowell, and Gilly James.

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