In New Hampshire, 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 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.
To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Merrimack plaintiff must additionally show that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. Intent may be shown by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a Merrimack Lawyer Help with My Claim?
In some instances, intent to discriminate may also be shown by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. Procedural laws in this area of litigation differentiate considerably depending on where you file your claim, and a local Merrimack lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. Additionally, a New Hampshire 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.