National origin discrimination is one of the various types of employment discrimination in the workplace covered by Title VII. It forbids bias based on physical, linguistic or cultural traits associated with a national origin group.
Among the specific areas that often trigger employee lawsuits on national origin are English-only rules, ethnic jokes and slurs told by co-workers, and stereotyping.
FAQs about national origin discrimination1. What is national origin discrimination?
National origin discrimination means treating someone less favorably because he/she (or his/her ancestors) is from a certain place or belongs to a particular ethnic group, or is associated with an individual of a particular national origin. Watch out for discrimination based on any of the following:
Ethnicity, whether for belonging to an ethnic group (e.g., bias against an individual because he is Arab) or for not belonging to a pa...(register to read more)
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