Discriminated at Work Because of Your Nationality or Ethnicity?
Discrimination in the workplace because of an employee’s nation of origin or ethnicity should not be an issue today.
Unfortunately, it is.
No matter what form it takes or how it manifests itself, discrimination based on nation of origin or ethnicity in the workplace is illegal. You do not need to accept it, you can fight back – with Hux Law Firm, LLC’s help.
What is Nationality Discrimination?
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against workers based on nation of origin or ethnicity. Several Ohio laws – most notably Ohio Revised Code 4112.02 – also prohibit it.
Nationality discrimination takes several forms and can occur anytime – even during the hiring process. It is unlawful to discriminate against anyone because of their nationality or ethnicity when it concerns the terms, conditions, or benefits of employment. including promotions, terminations, layoffs, compensation, job assignments, discipline, and training.
It is also illegal to harass an employee because of their nationality.
How to Know It’s Discrimination
Discrimination based on nation of origin or ethnicity can be difficult to detect.
If a business:
- Pays employees of a particular ethnicity less than other employees.
- Denies a specific nationality some or all the benefits offered to other employees.
- Refuses to promote an employee because of a stereotype management supports.
…it has violated your rights.
What to Do
Report it – in writing – to the Human Resources department. The sooner the better.
Then document everything you can from performance reviews to emails and notices.
As you’re doing that call us, the support of an attorney well versed and experienced in employment discrimination matters is essential.
If you are being discriminated against because of your nation of origin or ethnicity, don’t wait for it to get worse, call Hux Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. We know what’s at stake and we take it as our mission to make you whole. Someday discrimination in the workplace because of nationality or ethnicity will be gone from the workplace. Until that happens, let us help you. Discrimination based on Nationality happens in the workplace every day. We can’t end it overnight, but we can start by helping you.