Blacksburg Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Blacksburg, VA

The U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code both make racial discrimination illegal in the state of Virginia. 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 that is in charge of investigations of workplace discrimination is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Before taking issues to court, employees that have been discriminated against must file their claim with the EEOC. Race discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their employee differently from other employees who are of a different race or nationality.

To be able to prove a claim of racial discrimination, the Blacksburg plaintiff further needs to prove that the employer had an intent to discriminate, and that the discriminatory action was based on race. This intent is most often shown by proving that the employer preferentially treated those of other races and nationalities.

How Can a Blacksburg Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Furthermore, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to show their intent to discriminate. Laws governing the procedures in discrimination will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and Blacksburg attorneys will be able to help you with the requirements for your particular region. A good Virginia 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 Blacksburg

Blacksburg is a town located in the county of Montgomery in Virginia. It is best known for being the home to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, or simply, "Virginia Tech". Due to the presence of the university, Blacksburg is an ideal site for high tech industry development.

Another feature of Blacksburg is the Virginia Tech Corporate Research center, which houses many companies including Honeywell and the National Weather Service. Radford University is also located nearby. Blacksburg's population is estimated to be about 41,000, which reflects the suburbanization of the area.

Noteworthy points of interest in the town of Blacksburg include Lyric Theatre, Armory Art Gallery, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Hahn Horticulture Garden. The town hosts several festivals and parades throughout the year. Some of the more popular events include The International Street Fair Parade held every spring, and "Steppin' Out", which is a summer street festival showcasing local food, fun, talent and crafts.

Blacksburg lawyers are usually accommodated by the Montgomery General District Court. Lawyers in Blacksburg, Virginia with more advanced claims can file their cases at the Montgomery County Circuit Court. Montgomery County also has an extensive public library system, with a branch conveniently located in Blacksburg.

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