National Origin Discrimination

How Do I File a Charge of Discrimination?

Our Guide to Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination will provide you some answers to starting the process of protecting your rights.

What Is National Origin Discrimination?

Whether an employee or a job applicant’s ancestry is Mexican, Ukrainian, Filipino, Arab, American Indian, or any other nationality, he or she is entitled to the same employment opportunities as anyone else. National Origin Discrimination means treating someone less favorably because he or she comes 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. It can also mean treating someone less favorably at work because of marriage or other association with someone of a particular nationality.

Are Employers Allowed To Pay Me Less Because Of My Nationality?

No. Paying an employee less because of his or her national origin is unlawful workplace discrimination.

Can My Employer Refuse To Promote Me Because Of My National Origin?

No. Refusing to promote an employee because of that individual’s national origin is prohibited.

What Is The Employer’s Obligation Regarding Workplace Harassment?

Employers must provide a workplace that is free of harassment based on national origin, ethnicity or religion. They may be liable not only for harassment by supervisors but also by co-workers.

What If My Employer Retaliates Against Me For Filing A Complaint?

It is unlawful to retaliate against a person for imposing employment practices that discriminate based on sex or filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding or litigation under state or federal sexual harassment laws.

Do I Need to Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Yes. Employers and their insurance companies have experienced lawyers on their side. Because of the different laws protecting employees’ rights, it is important to have an experienced employment lawyer represent you. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer representing you will level the playing field against your former employer. Many victims of illegal employment make the mistake of not consulting with an experienced employment lawyer. An employment lawyer can explain your rights, whether you have an employment case, and if so, what damages you may be entitled to receive under the law.

What Protections Do I Have if I File a Discrimination Charge?

It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding or litigation for unlawful discrimination.

How Will My Discrimination Lawyer Get Paid?

Like most employment law cases, National Origin discrimination cases are typically handled on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that an attorney does not get paid until you recover damages in your case.

Why Should I Hire Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as My Discrimination Lawyers?

Many lawyers claim to have employment law experience. Also, many lawyers try to have it both ways and represent employers and employees.

Our loyalty is simple – we represent employees.

Our employment lawyers regularly represent clients at the Department of Labor, EEOC and New Hampshire Human Rights Commission as well as try cases to juries in Superior Court. Please contact us for an immediate, free consultation at 1-800-240-1988 or complete our contact form online.



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