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National Origin Discrimination

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Riggan Law Firm represents individuals who believe that they have been discriminated against because of their national origin. National origin discrimination involves unfavorable treatment of applicants or employees because of their country of origin, ethnicity (actual or perceived), or accent. It can also involve discrimination against someone who is associated with a person or group of persons - or married to a person - of a certain ethnicity.

Employers may not use a person's national origin to make adverse personnel decisions with respect to any term or condition of employment, including decisions based on hiring, termination, compensation, benefits, promotions, and training. Moreover, the law prohibits workplace harassment based on national origin. Adverse conduct based on an employee's national origin becomes legally actionable if it creates a hostile work environment or results in an adverse personnel decision, such as termination or demotion.

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An employer may not retaliate against an individual for opposing national origin discrimination or for filing a charge of national origin discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or an equivalent state agency. An employer also may not retaliate against an individual for testifying or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under federal or state national origin discrimination laws. As is the case with most employment law claims, an individual suffering from national origin discrimination has a very limited time within which to take action.

Contact Riggan Law Firm immediately if you believe you have a claim of national origin discrimination, especially since the law imposes such short deadlines for taking legal action. If you believe that you have been the victim of national origin discrimination, please request a case evaluation from Riggan Law Firm today.

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