Beaumont Employment Discrimination Attorney

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Certain characteristics are protected against discrimination under both and federal laws in Beaumont and other communities of Texas. Under state and Federal law, both private and public employers in Beaumont can be found liable for discrimination, depending on what type of trait originally prompted the discrimination.

How Does Employment Discrimination Occur?

Employment discrimination occurs when an employer treats you unfairly because you belong to a legally protected category. Employers are prohibited from using certain traits to evaluate you such as national origin, religion, race, age, familial status, or gender. In Beaumont, Texas, in order to succeed on an employment discrimination claim, the plaintiff must show that the employer's intent in treating them differently was based on the protected status.

How can Employment Discrimination be Proven in Texas?

This can be proved when there is a history of the employer treating members of the class similarly, or if witnesses testify about the employer's statements which would constitute bias as understood by a reasonable person. Furthermore, employers may be held liable for firing someone or retaliating against them because they brought a discrimination lawsuit.

The procedure for pursuing an employment discrimination claim is complicated, since it involves filing a claim with specific agencies. A Beaumont, Texas lawyer can help you file in a timely manner, and while your case is pending, they can help you in pursuing any available remedies.

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Life in Beaumont

Beaumont, Texas is a city of about 118,000 people in Jefferson County, of which it is the county seat.

Beaumont, Texas is part of an area known as the "Golden Triangle," which is an area between Beaumont and two other cities, which is a major industrial sector along the Gulf Coast of Texas. One of the largest employers in Beaumont, Texas is the Port of Beaumont, which is the nation's 4th largest seaport by tonnage. It is also the second-largest military seaport in the entire world. A large transport battalion of the U.S. Army is headquartered at that port.

This port, and the businesses associated with it, employ thousands of blue-collar workers, but they also employ many administrative professionals, including Beaumont, Texas lawyers.

Thanks to its diverse economy, many Beaumont, Texas lawyers are highly skilled in a wide variety of practice areas. So, if you are in need of legal services, it's very likely that a Beaumont, Texas attorney can help you.

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