National Origin Discrimination

Our Texas employment law firm will represent you if you are a victim a national origin discrimination in the workplace. An employer cannot discriminate against you because of your national origin. National origin discrimination in workplace occurs when an employer treats you differently because of your national origin or even perceived national origin. Although similar to race discrimination, national origin discrimination in the workplace is not based on race, but national origin. If you are the victim of national origin discrimination in the workplace, contact a Texas employment lawyer today to setup a consultation.

Laws That Prohibit National Origin Discrimination in the WorkPlace

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Texas Labor Code both forbid employers from discriminating against employees because of their national origin. This covers any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, income, raises, promotions, training opportunities, job duties, and other terms and conditions of employment. Contact a Texas employment lawyer today if are the victim of national origin discrimination in the workplace.  Setup a consultation with our Texas employment law firm today.

The law makes it unlawful to harass employees based on national origin. Forms of unlawful workplace discrimination include making offensive or derogatory comments about an employee’s national origin, ethnicity, or accent. Additionally, the law prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee simply because the employer perceives the employee to be from a certain national origin. Contact our Texas employment lawyer today if you have suffered from national origin discrimination in the workplace.

Additionally, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (“IRCA”) prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or potential employee based on the employee’s citizenship or immigration status. This includes the hiring, firing, and/or recruitment of employees. Thus, according to the IRCA, an employer may not deny to accept lawful documentation or demand additional documentation, beyond what is legally sufficient. Furthermore, the IRCA mandates that it is the employee’s decision as to which of the I-9 documents the employee produces.  If you have suffered from employment discrimination in the workplace, contact our Texas employment lawyer today.

National Origin Discrimination and Race Discrimination in the Workplace

National origin discrimination and race discrimination are not the same thing. Race discrimination occurs when an employer discriminates against an employee because of race. Race is not the same thing as national origin. National origin discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer discriminates against an employee based on what country or part of the world the employee is from. National origin discrimination can also occur when an employer treats an employee differently because of an accent or because the employee is married to a person from a certain national origin.

No matter whether you are the victim of race discrimination of national origin discrimination, the law prohibits an employer from retaliating against you because you oppose or complain about unlawful workplace discrimination.  In fact, the law also prohibits and employer from retaliating against an employee who complains about race and national origin discrimination on the behalf of another employee.

If you are the victim of unlawful employment discrimination or workplace retaliation, contact our Texas employment lawyer today.

Can an Employer Enforce an English-Only Rule?

An employer can only require employees to speak fluent English if it is necessary to perform the job effectively. Additionally, an employer cannot implement an English-only rule in the workplace unless it is absolutely necessary for a safe or efficient operation of the business. If you believe that your employer is discriminating against you because of your national origin, contact our Texas employment lawyer today.

Should Employees Worry About Workplace Retaliation?

Title VII and the Texas Labor Code prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who oppose or complain about discrimination in the workplace. However, an employee does not receive protection under these laws until an appropriate complaint is made. An employee who is terminated because he or she complained about unlawful discrimination in the workplace may have a claim for wrongful termination.

If you have been retaliated against or if you have suffered unlawful discrimination in the workplace, contact our Texas employment law firm today to discuss your claim.

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