National Origin Discrimination Lawyer

What is National Origin Discrimination?

National origin discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee (or applicant) unfavorably because they are from, or are perceived to be from, a particular country or part of the world. National origin discrimination extends to employers treating an employee unfavorably because his or her spouse is a person of a certain ethnic background.

National Origin Discrimination Requirements

Employer Size

EEOC - 15+ employees

CA FEHA - 5+ employees

Standard Time Limit

EEOC - 180 days to file a charge

CA FEHA - 1 to 3 years, depending on different circumstances.

Common Forms of National Origin Discrimination

  • Failure to hire

  • Failure to promote

  • Unequal Pay, training, fringe benefits

  • Unjust suspensions, lay-offs, terminations

What Should You Do If You Have Been Discriminated Against?

If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on your national origin, you should reach out to an experienced Discrimination Employment Law Attorney to discuss your unique situation.  As you can tell, every situation is different and no one-sized-fit-all approach will work for every employee.

 

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