Under the U.S. Constitution, as well as Title VII of the U.S. Code, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race in the state of Oregon. 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?
Before taking their discrimination claim to court, an employee must file their claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal agency that has authority to investigate any claims of discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than workers who are of another racial background.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Eagle Point employee must also show that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. Intent may be shown by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.
How Can an Eagle Point Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Also, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to prove intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so an Eagle Point lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. An Oregon 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.