"National origin" broadly refers to the country where someone was born, but it can also refer to a person's ancestry, cultural background, or physical or linguistic characteristics. National origin discrimination occurs when an employer puts an employee or group of employees at a disadvantage because of their nationality or perceived nationality.
Common situations that constitute national origin discrimination include:
- Adopting English-only rules when such rules are not necessary to maintain workplace safety or not essential to the employee's job
- Discrimination in recruitment, promotion or payment on the basis of a person's national origin or cultural heritage
- Discriminating against an individual because of his or her accent (accent discrimination) or because of physical characteristics commonly associated with a particular nationality or group, even if the employee is not of that nationality at all
- Taking action against an employee who merely associates with a particular national group, regardless of whether he or she is a member of that group
As with someone's race, a person's birthplace, ancestry or national origin cannot be used as the basis for unequal treatment in the workplace. I have more than 20 years of experience assisting individuals in disputes with their employers over national origin discrimination. My firm is fully equipped to help you take your claim before the appropriate labor boards as well as the state and federal court, if necessary.
I represent people in Westlake Village, Ventura and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area with concerns about employment discrimination.
Holding Employers Accountable
Filing an employment claim can seem daunting at first, but with an experienced lawyer, you can stand up for your rights. I offer the diligent and experienced representation needed to hold employers accountable for these actions. If you were the victim of national origin discrimination, you could be entitled to legal remedies such as:
- Back pay
- Reinstatement or front pay
- Compensatory damages for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Reasonable coverage of attorneys' fees and court costs
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Call The Kaufman Law Firm at 818-305-6457 or 866-278-2385 toll free to discuss your potential options in a free initial consultation. You may also send me an email for more information. Se habla español.