National Origin Discrimination

Discrimination In The Workplace Based on National Origin

Federal and State Laws prevent workers from being subjected to discrimination based on their National Origin or where they were born.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964  and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibit discrimination based on National Origin.  In other words, if you are from another country, and an employer makes a decision related to your employment base on the fact you are from another county, you may have a cause of action against the employer.  These laws are all applicable when filing with the EEOC or PaHRC.

If an employee is subjected to direct harassment, indirect harassment or disparate treatment, their employer can be liable for such conduct.  Interestingly, even people who have applied for a job or those who want a job but have not applied can be protected from disparate treatment under Title VII.  A non-applicant may establish a prima facie case of disparate treatment just by showing that they did not apply to a position because of a justifiable belief that the employer’s discriminatory practices made applying a futility. See, EEOC v. Joe’s Stone Crabs, Inc., 269 F.3d 1265 (11th Cir. 2002).

A employee can establish a prima facie case by introducing evidence that creates an inference that an employment decision was made based on a illegal discriminatory motive.  At minimum, the employee must show that they are: (1) a member of a protected class; (2) was qualified for the position; (3) suffered an adverse employment action; and (4) non members of the protected class were treated more favorably. Williams v. Seven Seventeen HB Philadelphia Corp., 51 F.Supp. 2d 637 (E.D. Pa. 1999).

If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or termination because of where you are from or where you were born, contact Robert Maizel, Esquire who can help you fight your employer.   

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