National Origin Discrimination
Employers are prohibited from harassing or discriminating against current or potential employees based on a person’s national origin. Sadly, despite federal laws that provide some protection, harassment and discrimination based on national origin does occur, and it can lead to a hostile work environment or other negative consequences for the person facing the discrimination.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of workplace harassment because of national origin, you may be able to fight back. To speak with a qualified Austin national origin harassment lawyer, contact the offices of The Melton Law Firm, at 512-330-0017.
National Origin Harassment
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against a person because of his or her national origin. In employment law, it is illegal for employers to treat employees or applicants in an unfavorable manner due to:
- Where they are from
- Resemblance to a person from a particular area
- Marriage to or association with someone of a particular national origin
- Connection with an ethnic group or organization
Harassment based on these factors is illegal when it happens often enough to create a hostile work environment, or when it causes an employee to be fired, demoted, or be the victim of other negative employment decisions.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of national origin discrimination, a qualified Austin national origin discrimination attorney can evaluate your case and help you determine the best course of legal action. Contact the offices of The Melton Law Firm, today at 512-330-0017 to speak with a lawyer.