Altoona Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Altoona, PA

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 Pennsylvania. 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 known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the power to conduct investigations of workplace discrimination, and employees must file their discrimination claims wih the EEOC prior to suing in a civil court. To prove racial discrimination, an employer must treat an employee adversely than co-workers who are of a different race or nationality.

In order to succeed on a claim for racial discrimination, the Altoona plaintiff must further show that their employer intended to base the discrimination on race or nationality. This intent is most often shown by proving that the employer preferentially treated those of other races and nationalities.

How Can a Altoona 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. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary considerably depending on where the claim is filed, and a Altoona attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. A Pennsylvania 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.

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Life in Altoona

Altoona is located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Per the 2010 census it has a population of 46,320 people.

Some popular attractions include the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Horeshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, Mishler Theatre, Jaffa Shrine Center and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Earlier, Altoona's economy was primarily dependent on the railroad industry. This changed with time as the city began to urbanize. Now, the city depends more on local businesses. In fact a top employer is Sheetz. Sheetz is a large convenience store and gas station chain that is present in many states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia. There are many Sheetz locations (approximately twenty) in Altoona. Therefore it is one of the city's top employers. To support Sheetz and other businesses, the legal force in Altoona is strong. It has many competent attorneys who practice law in various fields. Thus, they are able to help local businesses and residents with their legal needs.

Some famous residents of Altoona include Janet Blair, Brad Benson, Michael Behe, Rob Boston, Sam Cohn, Ripper Collins, Henry Kloss, Star Jones, Tommy Irwin, and Mike Luzzolino.

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