Mount Vernon Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Mount Vernon, NY

In New York, racial discrimination is illegal under both the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code. Employers are prohibited according to theses laws from using race as a basis for hiring, recruitment, setting wage levels, or granting promotions.

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.

To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Mount Vernon employee must also prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. Proof of an employer's intent to discriminate can be shown if they have preferentially treated workers of different races than the plaintiff.

How Can a Mount Vernon Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In certain instances, intent to discriminate may also be established by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Mount Vernon lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. Also, a New York 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.

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Life in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, New York is a city in Westchester County, and borders The Bronx, a borough of New York City. It has a population of approximately 69,000 people, making it the 8th most populous city in New York state.

For a city of its size, Mount Vernon, New York is extremely diverse, with dozens of different ethnic groups comprising a significant percentage of the population. Owing to this, the city's motto used to be "A City That Believes," an allusion to the dozens of places of worship in the city, covering about 25 different denominations.

Of particular note is the city's Brazilian Community. It comprises more than 10% of the city's population, and is heavily concentrated in a large neighborhood which is characterized by many businesses and restaurants that cater to the community. The Brazilian community's presence in Mount Vernon can actually be felt back in their hometowns, in Brazil. Because most immigrants come to American to make more money, which they can send back to their families. This money has significantly increased the standard of living in several towns in Brazil.

The city's legal community of Mount Vernon reflects the city's diversity. Mount Vernon, New York lawyers can handle just about any case that might walk into their office. If you have a legal problem, you shouldn't hesitate to contact a Mount Vernon, New York lawyer today.

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