National Origin Discrimination

Federal, state, and local statutes, as well as public policy, prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of their national origin.

An employer cannot treat an employee or applicant adversely because of the employee's birthplace, ancestry, culture, linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group, or accent.

This prohibition also protects an employee from being treated adversely because he or she is married or associated with persons of a national origin group; attends or participates in schools, churches, temples or mosques generally associated with a national origin group; or has a surname associated with a national origin group.

A complex interaction of federal, state, and local statutes create confusing filing requirements, deadlines and procedures which must be strictly followed before moving forward with a discrimination claim.

The attorneys of Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP are experienced in investigating, negotiating, and litigating employment discrimination claims to ensure that employers comply with their legal duty to treat employees equally under the law.

If your employer has treated you adversely, you may feel lost and unsure if you are protected under the law. Contact Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP today for a free consultation with an experienced employment attorney who will evaluate your options under the law to enable you to obtain the most complete relief possible.