Under the U.S. Constitution, as well as Title VII of the U.S. Code, it is banned 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. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than workers who are of another racial background.
To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the West Milton plaintiff must additionally show that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. Intent may be shown by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can a West Milton Lawyer Help with My Claim?
In some instances, intent to discriminate may also be shown by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a West Milton lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. An Ohio lawyer may also assist you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.