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. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat workers differently than other workers who are of a different race.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Waldwick plaintiff must additionally prove that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a Waldwick Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Additionally, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to establish intent. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Waldwick lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. 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.