Spanish Fork Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Spanish Fork, UT

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 Utah. Employers are barred according to theses laws from using race as a basis for hiring, recruitment, setting wage levels, or granting 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 Spanish Fork employee must further 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 a Spanish Fork Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to prove intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a Spanish Fork lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A good Utah attorney will also be able to help you should you decide to file with the EEOC, and they can guide you towards other potential remedies while your case is pending.

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Life in Spanish Fork

With fourteen parks, ten tennis courts, and eight playgrounds, Spanish Forks Utah is one very active city. Named after a nearby river, Spanish Forks was first founded by missionaries. Spanish Forks is now home to 32,000 residents. Spanish Forks is located in Utah County, and has a city manager form of government.

Spanish Forks is home to major events throughout the year including: The Wind Festival, Fiesta Days, Festival of Lights, and the Harvest Moon Hurrah. The annual festivals draw visitors from near and far. Spanish Forks is also a very religious city, with a heavy concentration of Latter Day Saints, a religion that was first established in the region in 1855.

In addition to many other talented professionals, Spanish Forks is also home to some great lawyers. Spanish Forks lawyers are skilled in a wide range of practice areas and available to help their local client with any legal issue he or she may be facing.

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