Lumberton Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Lumberton, NC

In North Carolina, racial discrimination is illegal under both the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. Employers may not take race into account according to these laws when hiring or recruiting workers, or when deciding wages and promotion offers.

What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency in charge of investigating workplace discrimination, and employees discriminated against must file a claim with the EEOC before taking the issue to court. Race discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their employee differently from other employees who are of a different race or nationality.

To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Lumberton employee must also show that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. Intent may be shown by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.

How Can a Lumberton Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Also, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to prove intent. Laws of procedure vary considerably in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Lumberton lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. A North Carolina 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.

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Life in Lumberton

Lumberton is a city located in Robeson County, North Carolina. It currently has a population of approximately 20,000 people.

The city is located on the Lumber River, and was founded in 1787 by an Army officer, a few years after the end of the American Revolutionary War.

Originally, the Lumber River was used as a major route to transport lumber. Before the advent of mechanized transportation, it was common for lumber to be transported long distances by floating it down large rivers, and such transport was a major source of jobs and development for the areas where this transport occurred.

Most of the growth that turned Lumberton into the city it is today, however, occurred during and after WWII, where it was a major shipping center.

Modernly, the Lumber River is a major recreational attraction, allowing for swimming, rafting, and fishing. It is considered one of the most highly-prized recreational sites in the state, thanks to its natural beauty, and the fact that it features large areas of almost completely unspoiled coastal plains habitat.

There are plenty of Lumberton, North Carolina lawyers who can handle whatever legal issue you might be facing.

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