Under federal employment discrimination laws, applicants and employees are protected from employment discrimination based on national origin. National origin discrimination involves treating applicants or employees unfavorably because they are from a particular country or area of the world; due to their ethnicity or accent; or because they appear to be of a certain ethnicity. National origin discrimination can also involve treating someone unfairly because they are married to or an associate of person of a certain national origin.
Applicants and employees are protected from retaliation for filing a complaint alleging national origin discrimination or participating in a discrimination investigation. Discrimination may involve any aspect of employment form hiring to firing, to discriminatory practices involving pay and benefits, job assignments, promotions, training, and any other term or condition of employment. Harassment based on national origin is also prohibited if it is severe or frequent, creating a hostile or offensive woke environment, or results in an adverse employment decision such as termination.
Refugee and Asylee Employment Rights
Individuals seeking refuge in the U.S. because they have a legitimate fear of persecution in their own country may be granted asylum by the U.S. government. The status of asylee or refugee generally grants these individuals the right to work indefinitely in the U.S. along with those possessing a green card. The law prohibits employment discrimination based on citizenship status and national origin for those who possess these statuses.
An employer may not discriminate with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, based upon an individual’s citizenship or immigration status. The law prohibits employers from hiring only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents unless required to do so by law, regulation or government contract.
Contact an Experienced Employment Discrimination Lawyer for Help
Anti-discrimination laws protect individuals from discrimination based on national origin, citizenship status and other protected classes, thereby ensuring that individuals are treated equally in employment. If you have been discriminated against in the workplace based on national origin, citizenship status, or another protected class, contact the experienced employment law attorneys of Alan C. Olson & Associates for help at 262-785-9606.