In New Hampshire, racial discrimination is prohibited 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 federal agency known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the authority to conduct investigations of workplace discrimination, and employees must file their discrimination claims wih the EEOC prior to suing in a civil court. Race discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their worker differently from other workers who are of a different race or nationality.
To be able to prove a claim of racial discrimination, the Hinsdale plaintiff further needs to show that the employer had an intent to discriminate, and that the discriminatory action was based on race. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a Hinsdale Lawyer Help with My Claim?
In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to prove intent. Laws governing the procedures in discrimination will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and Hinsdale attorneys will be able to help you with the requirements for your particular region. Furthermore, a New Hampshire 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.