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National Origin Discrimination

National Origin Discrimination

Chicago Discrimination Lawyer

Federal, state, and local laws forbid employers from making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, job training, or other terms and conditions of employment based on the employee's national origin. It is also illegal for employers to create or tolerate a hostile work environment based on national origin. Racial or ethnic slurs, jokes, insults, graffiti or other comments, or conduct based on an employee's national origin constitute unlawful discrimination and harassment.

The Law Offices of Fern Trevino has counseled and represented numerous victims of national origin discrimination. The firm provides knowledgeable counsel and representation to Chicago-area victims of national origin discrimination and those who have experienced retaliation for having reported or threatened to report national origin discrimination. An employment attorney will provide you with detailed and accurate information about your available options and legal rights.

Have your rights been violated due to national origin discrimination? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin.

What follows are a few examples of potential Title VII violations:

  • Employer will not hire an applicant whose ancestry is Mexican, Asian, Native-American, Polish, etc.
  • Employer allows employees to make ethnic slurs, which creates a hostile work environment for employees of a certain national origin
  • Employer discriminates against an employee because of the employee's accent even though the accent does not interfere with the employee's job performance
  • Employer terminates an employee because the employee is not a U.S. citizen, even though the employee is authorized to work in the United States

The Law Offices of Fern Trevino has represented countless Chicago-area executives and employees on claims based on violations of Title VII and other applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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