Under the U.S. Constitution, as well as Title VII of the U.S. Code, it is prohibited to discriminate on the basis of race in the state of Ohio. According to these laws, employers may not take race into account when hiring, recruiting, deciding pay or offering 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 issues to court, employees that have been discriminated against must file their claim with the EEOC. Race discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their employee differently from other employees who are of a different race or nationality.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Upper Arlington employee must further show that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. This intent is most often shown by proving that the employer preferentially treated those of other races and nationalities.
How Can an Upper Arlington Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Furthermore, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to show intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so an Upper Arlington lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A good Ohio attorney will also be able to help you should you decide to file with the EEOC, and they can guide you towards other potential remedies while your case is pending.