In Ohio, racial discrimination is banned 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 federal agency that is in charge of investigations of workplace discrimination is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Before taking matters to court, employees who have been discriminated against must file their claim with the EEOC. 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 Akron plaintiff additionally needs to show that the employer had an intent to discriminate, and that the discriminatory action was based on race. 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 Akron 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 Akron attorneys will be able to help you with the requirements for your particular region. An experienced Ohio 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.