What is National-origin discrimination?
Discrimination based on the country or place where a person was born or a person's ancestors lived; discrimination based on a person's ethnicity ( or presumed ethnicity), cultural heritage, or association with a certain ethnic group or organization.
Evidence of national origin discrimination claim can include something as simple as treating an employee or job applicant differently based on his or her accent. It is also illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on their citizenship or immigration status. Employers are prohibited from basing hiring, firing, promotion and recruitment decisions on an employee's immigration status or whether he or she is a citizen, unless government contracts or regulations require U.S. citizenship for the position.
How can the Daugherty Law Group Help You?
We have a thorough understanding of the laws that govern these civil rights violations, including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as the corresponding state statutes.
The criteria for pursing a discrimination claim is complex and confusing. It involves filing deadlines and strict documentation procedures that must be observed at all times. Please contact a member of the Daugherty Law Group before proceeding with your claim.