Holding Employers Accountable For National Origin Discrimination
The law protects employees from being discriminated against in the workplace based on their national origin. Specifically, employers are prohibited from treating applicants or employees unfavorably because they have a different ethnicity or accent, or even because they appear to have a different ethnic background.
This prohibition applies to all aspects of employment, such as hiring or firing, promotions or demotions, pay, job assignments, benefits, leave and any other term of employment.
Actions That May Be Discriminatory
When employers discriminate against employees based on their national origin, they usually do so in subtle ways. Evidence of national origin discrimination in the workplace may include:
- Employer treats an applicant or employee less favorably than people with a different national origin.
- Managers or fellow employees make comments or jokes about an employee’s actual or perceived national origin.
- There is no factual evidence to support the employer’s reason regarding a decision (e.g., termination, pay, failure to promote) involving an employee.
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