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National Origin Discrimination

National origin discrimination in the workplace is illegal. The New York employment discrimination attorneys at Phillips & Associates are pleased to represent individuals who have suffered discrimination in the workplace on the basis of their national origin. Over the years, our firm has built a record of success helping clients bring workplace discrimination and sexual harassment claims. Our attorneys are fully committed to defending worker's rights in the New York City and Tri-State region.

What is National Origin Discrimination?

National origin discrimination is defined as unfair treatment on the basis of an employee's country of origin, foreign accent, ethnicity, ancestry, or perceived ethnic background. This also means that employees cannot be treated unequally because of their culture, the customs they practice, or the national origin of their spouse or circle of friends. Employers also cannot discriminate against employees or applicants who have foreign accents, unless it seriously interferes with their ability to perform their job duties. Federal laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as New York State and New York City laws were enacted to protect employees against national origin discrimination.

Some examples of national origin discrimination may include (but are not limited to):

  • Racial epithets about an employee's country of origin
  • An employer rejects applicants or denies interviews to people who have foreign accents, even though they are otherwise qualified to perform the job.
  • Requiring only non-Caucasian applicants to submit work authorization documents
  • Comments like "He doesn't fit in with the company culture here," "We don't want too many [Hispanics, Asians, etc.] in the company," or "She shouldn't be interacting with clients because of her accent."
  • English-only rules are only lawful if established for nondiscriminatory reasons, and promote the necessary operations of the business
National Origin Discrimination is Illegal

If you have been discriminated against because of your national origin, accent, ethnicity, or perceived ethnicity, contact the law office of Phillips & Associates today. National origin discrimination is against the law and may entitle you to monetary compensation. The experienced New York national origin discrimination attorneys at Phillips & Associates can give you expert legal advice and guide you in bringing your discrimination lawsuit. We offer free initial consultations where you can have your questions answered and consult with an attorney about what courses of action you can pursue. When we represent you, you can rest assured that we will do all we can to protect your rights and best interests. At the law firm of Phillips & Associates, we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney's fees unless we prevail in your case.

Find out about our latest cases in the news to learn more about our practice and see how our workplace discrimination attorneys can represent you.

Contact Experienced Discrimination Attorneys at Phillips & Associates

If you need legal assistance regarding a possible national origin discrimination claim, please contact the law office of Phillips & Associates by calling (833) 529-3476 or fill out and submit our online Contact Us form to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced New York national origin discrimination attorney. We are committed to providing you with quality legal representation and making sure your rights and interests are protected.

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