Charleston Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Charleston, WV

The U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code both make racial discrimination illegal in the state of West Virginia. Employers may not take race into account according to these laws when hiring or recruiting workers, or when determining wages and promotion offers.

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 which has authority to investigate any claims of discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than employees who are of another racial background.

To succeed on a claim of racial discrimination, the Charleston plaintiff must further prove that his employer acted with an intent to discriminate based on race or nationality. Intent may be proved by demonstrating that the employer gave preferential treatment to people of other races or nationalities.

How Can a Charleston Lawyer Help with My Claim?

Additionally, in some circumstances, recorded employer statements regarding racial issues can be used to show their intent to discriminate. Laws of procedure vary greatly in this area of law depending on where you file your claim, and local Charleston lawyers will be familiarized with the requirements of your geographical region. A West Virginia lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.

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Life in Charleston

Charleston is the capital of West Virginia. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,400 people. Surrounding areas include the rest of Kanawha County, Elk River, and Kanawha River.

Top employers include Appalachian Power, Mountaineer Gas Company, Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing, MATRIC, NiSource Gas Transmission Storage, Walker Machinery, West Virginia-American Water Company, and Frontier Communication. To support such large corporations, the legal force in Charleston is well-equipped with many attorneys who are familiar with business law. Further, the legal force is also capable of handling the needs of local residents.

Famous past residents include Jean Carson, Conchata Ferrell, Allison Hayes, Ann Magnuson, Randy Moss, Leslie Nielsen, Jerry West, Jason Williams, and Booker T. Washington.

When next in Charleston, be sure to check out popular attractions such as the Avampato Discovery Museum, Sunrise Museum, the Capitol Theater, South Charleston Museum, Appalachian Power Park, Danner Meadow Park, Coonskin Park, Ruffner Park and Shawnee Park.

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