The U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code both make racial discrimination illegal in the state of Wyoming. Employers may not take race into account according to these laws when hiring or recruiting workers, or when deciding wages and promotion offers.
What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?
Federal investigations of workplace discrimination are done by the agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees who are victims of discrimination are required to file their claim with the EEOC before filing suit in a court of law. Race discrimination includes situations where an employer treats their employee differently from other employees who are of a different race or nationality.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Rock Springs 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 Rock Springs Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Furthermore, sometimes statements that were recorded and made by the employer regarding racial issues can be used to show intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary considerably, and so a Rock Springs lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A Wyoming lawyer may also assist you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.