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Newport National Origin Discrimination Lawyer

If you suffered unfavorable treatment from an employer simply because you are from a certain country or part of the world (or your employer believed that you are), you have the opportunity to hold them accountable. As a victim of national origin discrimination, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages caused by being fired, demoted, or otherwise reprimanded because of your employer’s prejudice. A Newport Beach national origin discrimination lawyer at The Garza Firm is here to help. Here at The Garza Firm, we fight for great results every time for our clients.

Examples of National Origin Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to make any of the following negative employment decisions based on an employee’s national origin:

  • Denying a job to an applicant because of their perceived national origin
  • Firing an employee because of the country they are from
  • Giving less desirable duties to an employee because of their national origin
  • Refusing bonuses, promotions, benefits, and other perks to the employee
  • Demoting the employee or cutting their wages or hours
  • Transferring the employee to a less desirable position or making unfavorable changes to their work schedule
  • Giving the employee poor performance reviews because of where they are from

Three Other Forms of National Origin Discrimination

  1. Requiring the employee to speak fluent English unless it is necessary to perform the job effectively
  2. Requiring an employee to only speak English on the job unless it is necessary for the safe or efficient operation of the business
  3. Refusing to hire anyone except U.S. citizens unless it is required by law

National Origin Harassment

National origin harassment can be perpetrated by co-workers, vendors, clients, customers, or employers themselves. If harassment is pervasive and long-lasting, employers can be found liable for workplace harassment claims or hostile work environment claims. Examples of harassment include:

  • Racial or national origin slurs
  • Physical or verbal threats
  • Threats to report the worker’s family to ICE
  • Intimidation
  • Mocking or teasing
  • Derogatory remarks about the employee’s home country
  • Name-calling
  • Exclusion
  • Sexual harassment, such as touching, groping, or pressure for quid-pro-quo sexual favors
  • Physical violence

National Origin and Racial Discrimination is on the Rise Throughout the Country

Ever since President Trump was elected in 2016, national origin discrimination and harassment have been on the rise. Emboldened by hateful speech, small and medium-sized employers are more likely now than in the past to deny jobs to applicants with Asian heritage, are more likely to treat employees from Central and South America poorly, and are more likely to allow workplace harassment of Mexican-heritage employees to go unchecked.

Call a Newport Beach National Origin Discrimination Lawyer Today

If your employer has taken an adverse employment decision against you because of your national origin, we urge you to contact The Garza Firm. Call our Newport Beach national origin discrimination lawyers today at 949-570-8350 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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