National Origin Discrimination

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As a result of the post-9/11, anti-immigrant atmosphere that has become widespread in the U.S., the EEOC has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of employment discrimination charges alleging national origin discrimination. If you have experienced any form of discrimination relating to your national origin, call Buckley Beal to speak with our Atlanta national origin discrimination attorneys today.

As the EEOC explains national origin discrimination:

  • "National origin discrimination means treating someone less favorably because he or she is from a particular place, because of his or her ethnicity or accent, or because it is believed that he or she has a particular ethnic background. National origin discrimination also means treating someone less favorably at work because of marriage or other association with someone of a particular nationality."

National origin discrimination can manifest itself in a number of ways--accent discrimination, English fluency and English-only rules, and ethnic slurs are just some of the forms that national origin discrimination can take. Whatever the basis of the discrimination, your employer may not take adverse action against you because of your national origin. This also includes harassment, such as name calling or abuse because of your national origin. Also, like the other anti-discrimination laws, the national origin discrimination rules also prohibit retaliation against you for complaining about national origin discrimination or for participating in someone else's national origin discrimination case.

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Regardless of your citizenship status, you are protected against national origin discrimination. However, the relief that you may be eligible for can be limited if you are not authorized to live or work in the United States.

Don't let your fear of your citizenship status prevent you from getting the relief you're entitled to for national origin discrimination. You have to speak up for yourself because no one else will--no one except an aggressive employment law firm like Buckley Beal. Our lawyers are very experienced in handling national origin discrimination cases, and we are ready to help you fight your case.

Give our office a call at (404) 471-3725 to learn your options.

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