National origin discrimination is a violation of federal law and Arizona law. Specifically, it violates the civil rights of employees or job applicants in the U.S. National origin discrimination is a form of workplace discrimination against a person because of the country they come from. Employers aren’t allowed to reject applicants because of their national origin. A company cannot put in place a policy that marginalizes employees from specific national backgrounds, ethnic appearance, or certain accents. Employees who are immigrants can face national origin discrimination even when they possess the appropriate work permits or have a Permanent Residence Card (Green Card).
An experienced law firm like HKM Employment Attorneys can provide legal advice in matters of national origin discrimination. You don’t have to endure poor treatment at the workplace because you are different than other employees.
Cases Addressed by National Origin Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires employers to offer equal opportunities for all applicants and employees. The Arizona Civil Rights Act protects employees all across Maricopa County, including Scottsdale, Tucson, and Phoenix, from national origin discrimination.
Employees from different places may face employment discrimination during a job application, hiring, layoffs, benefits, allowances, wages, and other work-related terms. You can file a discrimination claim if you realize that you get lower salaries, benefits, or other job allowances because of your national origin. You can also seek legal counsel if your employer decides to implement policies that are unfavorable to people with different national origin.
Hostile work environment
No state law governs people from teasing employees from a different national origin. However, when teasing and name-calling go to the point of making life unbearable, it becomes harassment. A hostile work environment is not conducive for employee productivity and performance. National origin discrimination can be apparent in promotion decisions, assignment allocation, salary increment, allowances, and even communication habits. It is essential for you to take legal action against discrimination so that your workplace environment can change for the better.
It is common for employees of different national origin to face discrimination during employment termination. The employees with foreign accents, different races, different skin color, or foreign nationality can face layoffs under the guise of downsizing while all the other employees keep their jobs. If your job is your primary source of income, you can file a claim for wrongful termination and get your job back.
Why Hire Us for Your National Origin Discrimination Claim?
The HKM Employment Attorneys team of discrimination lawyers will assist you in navigating the legal issues associated with discrimination claims. Whether you’re in Phoenix, Tempe, or Chandler, our vast experience in federal and employment law in the state of Arizona will find you a suitable solution as soon as possible. You can reach us to schedule an appointment to discuss your case with a discrimination attorney.