National origin discrimination is defined as discrimination based on an individual’s country of origin during the interviewing and hiring processes, and when assessing hours, pay and other terms of conditions of employment. Under Federal and California State laws, national origin discrimination and harassment is illegal. It is also unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee or potential employee based on their accent, religious background or race.
If you believe you have been discriminated against based on your national origin, contact a national origin discrimination attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm immediately. We will evaluate your case and help you file a lawsuit against your employer.
Definition of National Origin Discrimination
National origin discrimination occurs when an individual is treated differently in their employment because of the country that he or she, or their ancestors came from. You may have suffered unlawful national origin discrimination when an employer treats you differently because of your birthplace, culture, ancestry or even your accent.
In addition to discriminating or harassing someone because of their national origin, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against the employee because of:
- Marriage or association with people of a national origin group
- Membership in, or association with, certain types of ethnic promotion groups
- Attendance or participation in schools, churches, temples or mosques generally associated with a national origin group
- A family name associated with a national origin group
- Physical or cultural traits and clothing
Recovery from National Origin Discrimination
If you believe you have been the target of national origin discrimination, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:
- Back pay
- Front pay
- Compensatory damages for emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Attorney’s fees
- Court costs
If you suspect national origin discrimination in your workplace, you must contact a California national origin discrimination attorney immediately. Contact a National Origin Discrimination attorney from The Nourmand Law Firm today so that you can get the compensation you deserve.