Charlottesville Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Charlottesville, 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, determining 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 matters to court, employees who have been discriminated against must file their claim with the EEOC. Race discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their worker differently from other workers who are of a different race or nationality.

To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Charlottesville employee must additionally prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.

How Can a Charlottesville Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to show intent. Laws of procedure vary greatly in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Charlottesville lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. Should you decide to file your claim at the EEOC, a Virginia lawyer will be able to help you out, and they can also point you towards other types of remedies available to you while your claim is pending.

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Life in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is an independent city surrounded by Albemarle County. Being an independent city, it is not actually legally part of the county in which it sits. It runs its own affairs, and unlike other cities, the government of the county in which it sits has no jurisdiction over it. It has a population of about 41,000 people.

Charlottesville was named in 2004 as the best place to live in the United States, in the book Cities Ranked and Rated, due in part to its high quality of life, low cost of living, and mild climate.

The city of Charlottesville is steeped in history. It was the home of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. It is home to the University of Virginia, which was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. Along with Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's estate), the university is an UNESCO World Heritage Site - having been recognized by the United Nations as a place of special historical significance to all of mankind. It is the only university in the U.S., and one of the only manmade structures in the U.S., to be designated a World Heritage Site.

The University of Virginia has one of the best law schools in the country, so you don't need to worry about finding a good Charlottesville, Virginia lawyer, if you ever need one. Charlottesville lawyers are ready to take just about any case that you're likely to face.

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