Edison Racial Discrimination Attorneys

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In New Jersey, racial discrimination is banned under both the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. These laws prohibit employers from taking race into account in procedures for hiring, determining wage levels, or promotions and benefits.

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. To prove racial discrimination, an employer must treat an employee differently than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.

In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Edison plaintiff must additionally prove that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. The required intent may be proven by evidence that the employer rendered preferential treatment to workers who are of a different race or nationality than the plaintiff.

How Can a Edison 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 governing the procedures in discrimination will vary considerably depending on where the claim is filed, and Edison attorneys will be able to help you with the requirements for your particular region. An experienced New Jersey lawyer will also help you in filing your claim with the EEOC, as well as helping you obtain other types of relief while your claim is being processed.

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Life in Edison

Edison, also known as "Edison Township," is in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Edison was incorporated as Raritan Township prior to becoming Edison Township.

In 2006, Money Magazine ranked Edison the twenty-eighth most livable small city in the U.S. Two years later, this rank fell to thirty-five. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked the city as one of "America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up." U.S. News and World Report uses factors such as low crime, a strong school system, greenery, and recreational activities.

With all of Edison's distinctions, naturally it is home to a variety of professionals, including attorneys. Many attorneys practice law in Edison and are able to aid residents and local businesses with their legal needs.

Past and present famous residents include David Bryan, Al Chez, Tom Dwan, Patrick McDonnell, Brittany Murphy, Susan Sarandon, Mike Vallely, Darrin Winston, and Jeremy Zuttah.

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