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Learn How to Fight Against National Origin & Ancestry Discrimination – Contact Consumer Attorneys Today!

Nationality discrimination can include many things and can include favoring or disapproving a person because of their ethnicity, accent, customs, or home country. If you were discriminated against based on your nationality or ancestry, getting in touch with a lawyer can assist you in understanding your rights and exploring your legal options.

Experienced discrimination lawyers can guide you through the legal process by first giving you a case evaluation. If the case evaluation shows that you have a valid case for discrimination, our attorneys will weigh the options of seeking a settlement or filing a lawsuit in court. Please rest assured that working with our attorneys your rights will be protected at all times.

National Origin Discrimination: What It Is

Discrimination is not always easy to spot. But typically, ancestry and national discrimination means being treated unfairly or denied opportunities because of your ancestry, ethnicity, birthplace, culture, or language. National origin discrimination is illegal under several laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. If you believe you have been discriminated against and treated unfairly in relation to other employees in the workplace and outside, you have the right to contact lawyers who deal with employment, harassment, bias, discrimination, and employee rights cases. Ancestry and national origin attorneys will fight for your rights in the event you have faced adverse action that is not legal and in contradiction to Title VII.

The law prohibits multiple kinds of national origin discrimination. Below are some examples based on what our clients have experienced. This list is in no way exhaustive:

  1. Unfair hiring, firing, or less pay based on national origin, ancestry, or birthplace.
  2. Bias and harassment, including comments by employers and other employees about accents, national origin, or customs.
  3. Requests to change your name and identity on the job to sound "less difficult and/or appear less foreign".
  4. Implementation of English fluency requirements that are not relevant to your work duties.
  5. Retaliation for complaining about national origin discrimination.

Discrimination and bias is often obvious, but sometimes it may not be obvious. In order for us to ascertain if you have experienced bias, we need to spend some time reviewing your specific case and the facts surrounding your concerns.

Examples of National Origin Discrimination at Work

In addition to the list above, we’ve included some additional examples of ancestry discrimination. Again, please keep in mind that this list may change or expand based on your personal experiences.

  • An employer or hiring manager throwing away resumes with "different-sounding" names.
  • Co-workers mocking accents, customs, or religious beliefs (inside or outside of the office).
  • A supervisor denying a promotion due to nationality or ancestry.
  • The company refusing to accommodate religious dress code.
  • The targeted employee facing extra scrutiny compared to other employees.

National origin discrimination is unlawful, and remarks mocking appearance, food, customs, or names can contribute to hostile work environments, making your employment more difficult than it has to be. These and other acts of ancestry discrimination should not be taken lightly. If you have experienced any of the situations mentioned above or anything else that you believe is discriminatory in nature, you have a right to contact nationality discrimination lawyers because there are laws in place to protect you.

How Can National Origin Discrimination Lawyers Help You

If you face discrimination, promptly contacting a qualified attorney can be crucial for enforcing your rights under Title VII. An experienced attorney can help you file paperwork with the appropriate governing bodies, seek a settlement, gather evidence, and also file a lawsuit if needed.

You Need to Be Protected from Nationality Discrimination

You have a right to be protected from ancestry and nationality discrimination. An attorney can help you explore legal options for discrimination depending on factors like:

  • The type of national origin discrimination act violation you’re facing (hiring, firing, harassment, etc.).
  • Employer and company size and whether they are covered under Title VII.
  • If the state you work in, since some states have additional protections.

A good lawyer can send investigation inquiries to help establish facts. If negotiation fails, an employment discrimination lawyer can file charges with the EEOC on your behalf prior to pursuing a lawsuit against the employer to recover compensation.

Who Can We Help?

Our experienced lawyers have helped clients from diverse backgrounds recover damages related to unfair treatment due to their ethnicity, birthplace, national origin, or ancestry. If you believe you have faced ancestry or national origin discrimination, you can contact us.

Our national origin and ancestry discrimination attorneys will thoroughly investigate your situation and build a strong case on your behalf. The clock is ticking, so be sure to contact us today!

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