Eugene Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Eugene, OR

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 Oregon. 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?

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 which has authority to investigate any claims of discrimination in the workplace. 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 Eugene employee must further 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 Eugene Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Recorded statements about racial issues that were made by the employer can also be used in some cases to prove intent. Procedural laws in this area of litigation vary greatly depending on where you file your claim, and a local Eugene lawyer will be familiar with requirements in your area. An experienced Oregon lawyer will also assist you in filing your claim with the EEOC, as well as helping you obtain other types of relief while your claim is being processed.

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Life in Eugene

Eugene, Oregon is the second-largest city in the state of Oregon. It is also the seat of Lane County, in the south end of the Willamette Valley. Its population is about 157,000 people.

Eugene, Oregon is named after its founder, Eugene Franklin Skinner, who started the first recorded permanent settlement in the area. The first major educational institution in the area was Columbia College, which was founded a few years before the University of Oregon (still Oregon's flagship public university).

Modernly, Eugene is known as a progressive, and somewhat quirky, community with a streak of political radicalism thrown in for good measure. A small but highly-visible community of anarchists established itself in Eugene in the 1990s, and is still present there today. While they are not generally criminally-inclined, some of their protests have led to arrests. Many activist attorneys in Eugene, Oregon have taken it upon themselves to represent clients with radical political views, sometimes on a pro bono or reduced fee basis.

Of course, most Eugene, Oregon lawyers have more "standard" careers, and represent average citizens and small businesses, helping them with the legal issues that they're most likely to face. If you live in or around Eugene, Oregon, and have a legal issue that needs immediate attention, you should not hesitate to contact a Eugene, Oregon attorney as soon as possible.

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