Newport News Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Newport News, 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. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat employees differently than other employees who are of a different race.

To be able to prove a claim of racial discrimination, the Newport News plaintiff further needs to prove that the employer had an intent to discriminate, and that the discriminatory action was based on race. The employer's intent can often be shown by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.

How Can a Newport News Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In some cases also, recorded statements made by the employer about racial issues can be used to prove intent. Laws governing the procedures in discrimination will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and Newport News attorneys will be able to help you with the requirements for your particular region. Furthermore, a Virginia attorney can assist you when you file your claim with the EEOC, and they may be able to help you obtain other kinds of relief during the time period when your case is pending.

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Life in Newport News

Newport News is home to many shipbuilding, military, and aerospace installations that fuel the local economy. Newport News is the end of CSX Railroad tracks owned by Fortune 500 giant CSX Transportation once known as the Chesapeake and Ohio (CO) Railroad. The two Newport News industrial parks have helped foster manufacturing and distribution industries that now help fuel the economy.

Newport News lawyers help solve all kinds of legal problems. Newport News isn't all business though, they city is home to countless historical sites, museums, and shopping thoroughfares. The Newport News Mariners' Museum is a world renown collection of over 35,000 pieces that include some works of art and a number of artifacts. Some of those artifacts are from the USS Monitor. The USS Monitor was an American Civil War ship credited with the first ironclad battle against the Confederate States Ship named the CSS Virginia. The Virginia War Museum, U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Peninsula Fine Arts Museum, and Ferguson Center for the Arts on the Christopher Newport University campus are other popular attractions in Newport News.

There's 35 city parks in Newport News but most tourists visiting are boaters who visit one of the cities two boat ramps: Denbigh Park Boat Ramp and Hilton Pier/Ravine. The area is know for having outstanding trout fishing. There are camping, archery, Frisbee golf, and picnic areas with barbeque pits available for residents and tourists too.

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