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 determining 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 matter to court. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than employees who are of another racial background.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Raeford employee must also prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. This intent is most often proven by showing that the employer preferentially treated those of other races and nationalities.
How Can a Raeford 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. Laws of procedure vary greatly in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Raeford lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. A North Carolina lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.