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 Oklahoma. According to these laws, employers may not take race into account when hiring, recruiting, determining 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 matters to court, employees who have been discriminated against must file their claim with the EEOC. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than employees who are of another racial background.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Claremore employee must additionally prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. The employer's intent can often be proven by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.
How Can a Claremore Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Recorded statements about racial issues that were made by the employer can also be used in some cases to show intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary greatly, and so a Claremore lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. An Oklahoma lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.