National origin discrimination does not get as much attention as, say, discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or gender, however, national origin discrimination is still a very real problem that plagues the workforce, even in today’s day and age. If you are someone who believes that you were discriminated against due to your national origin, there is a very good chance that you may have a valid claim against your employer. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Georgia employment rights attorney to learn more about these cases and how our firm may be able to help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is national origin discrimination?
The first part of filing a claim is understanding the meaning of national origin discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines it as when an employer discriminates against his or her applicants or employees due to:
- Where they were born or raised
- They are married to or associated with an individual of a national origin
- Their accent
- Their appearance (e.g. insulting someone based on believing they are of a certain national origin)
If you believe that your employee fired you, laid you off, paid you less, harassed you, or otherwise violated the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid claim regarding national origin discrimination in the workplace.
How can I file a claim if I believe I am a victim of national origin discrimination in the workplace?
If you have been a victim of national origin discrimination in the workplace, you will have to file your claim with the EEOC as soon as you can. In fact, you are legally obligated to report the incident(s) within 180 days from the date of their occurrence. That being said, if you are a federal employee, you will have even less time to file your claim. If you are a federal employee, you must speak with an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor within 45 days of the incident(s) occurrence. The bottom line is that no matter your situation if you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace, you should speak with an experienced Georgia employee rights attorney today. Our firm is ready to help.
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