In North Carolina, racial discrimination is banned 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. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat employees differently than other employees who are of a different race.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Washington plaintiff must additionally show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. Proof of an employer's intent to discriminate can be proven if they have preferentially treated workers of different races than the plaintiff.
How Can a Washington Lawyer Help with My Claim?
In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to show intent. Laws of procedure vary considerably in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Washington lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. Additionally, 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.