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National-origin discrimination: What you need to know

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The rapidly increasing diversity of the U.S. workforce requires all managers to be aware of their legal responsibilities when dealing with applicants and employees from different races, ethnic groups and religions.

Such people are protected in the workplace against various types of discrimination—including race, religion and national origin—by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

National-origin discrimination forbids job-related bias based on a person’s physical, linguistic or cultural traits associated with a national-origin group. Here’s some advice:

1. What is national-origin discrimination?

National-origin discrimination laws make it unlawful for employers to treat someone less favorably because he or she (or his or her ancestors) is from a certain place or belongs to a particular ethnic group. Beware job bias based on any of the following:

1. Ethnicity, whether for belonging to an ethnic group or for not belonging t...(register to read more)

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