In Ohio, racial discrimination is prohibited 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?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are conducted by the agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees who are victims of discrimination are required to file their claim with the EEOC before filing suit in a court of law. Race or nationality discrimination involves an employer treating you differently than those you work with that are of other races or nationalities.
In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Green plaintiff must further 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 Green Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Additionally, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to show their intent to discriminate. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Green lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. Should you decide to file your claim at the EEOC, an Ohio lawyer will be able to help you out, and they can also point you towards other types of remedies available to you while your claim is pending.