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Origin discrimination at work occurs when you are consistently being made fun of, ridiculed or not treated fairly in terms of compensation, work assignment or job opportunities on account of your ethnicity or your national origin. If your nationality is being made a factor in the decision whether to hire you, promote you or provide a lesser set of compensation to you, then you are being discriminated at work. If this happens to you, you have the right to claim damages against your employer and/or co-workers who caused you damage and undue humiliation by belittling your status just because you are of a different nationality.

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Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees because of the latter's national origin or ethnicity. Actually, even if you are of the same nationality as your employer, you can still be a victim of national origin discrimination. This happens when you are also treated unjustly purely because you associate yourself with the class of employees being discriminated by your employer.

Knowing about your rights, however, will not be of much help to you if you will not seek professional legal help for your claims. There are complex procedures and legal hurdles that you need to know before you can effectively claim nationality discrimination compensation against your employer. Aside from this, your employer has the resources to hire experts who can defend your employer and frustrate your claims.

Therefore, if you are serious in obtaining compensation against your employer for violating your employment and labor law rights, seek legal help only from MELG Law Firm’s best Los Angeles National Origin Discrimination Lawyers who have obtained hundreds of millions in awards as of date in protecting the rights of employees in Los Angeles and throughout California.

Call Us Now at (866) 500-4848 and we can make sure that your employer will not be able to escape liability in putting you and your employment at risk.

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How to Protect Yourself Against National Origin Discrimination in California?

National origin discrimination happens when you, whether an employee or even just an applicant is treated differently because your birthplace, ancestry, culture, linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group, or accent.

Even if you are of the same national origin as your employer, you can still be a victim of your employer’s harassment. Verily, if you are married to a person or associate yourself with a person whose national origin group is being singled out by your employer and you are also retaliated against or harassed by your employer for said reason, then you are also a victim of national origin discrimination. The same goes if you associate yourself or attend churches, temples or mosques generally associated with a national origin group.

  • Law Protecting Your Rights

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 mandates that employers cannot discriminate against their employees because of the latter's national origin or ethnicity.

    General rule is employers have the right to operate their business based on their own kin business decisions, this is called “management prerogative”.

    However, if your employer’s decision including recruitment, hiring, and firing or layoffs, is based on national origin, then the law steps in to protect the rights of employees against said employer.

  • Right to File Claim

    If you are a victim of national origin harassment, you have a right to seek damages against your employer to include back wages, unpaid benefits and even monetary compensation for the pain and suffering you endured because of your employer’s harassment.

    You can file a case with the EEOC with the help of top employment and labor law attorneys like MELG Law Firm’s expert Los Angeles national origin harassment attorneys who have decades of experience in such employment law issues. There are law firms who accept contingency based representation and, hence, you don’t have to worry about legal fees while your case is being settled or litigated.