Employers may have strong opinions about your native country or about your right to live and work in the U.S. Under most circumstances, though, employers are legally barred from using your nation of origin as a basis for deciding whether to hire or promote you. Harassment and termination based on national origin are also illegal.
Have managers, supervisors or co-workers created a hostile work environment based on your race, ethnicity or nation of origin? Do you suspect your country of origin played a role in an employer's decision not to hire you or allow you to advance? Contact the Pasadena employment law firm Bononi Law Group, LLP.
Our attorney team has litigated hundreds of discrimination claims throughout Southern California and is highly experienced in court. Our track record includes numerous high-value settlement and jury awards, as well as multimillion-dollar class action discrimination suits.
Federal law bans employers from basing employment decisions based on numerous factors related to race and national origin, including:
- Ancestry, birthplace or culture
- Linguistic characteristics
- Surnames that may be associated with specific countries
Both overt and subtle discrimination are illegal. For instance, policies that negatively affect members of a specific racial group may be illegal even if the effects are unintentional.
In addition to working with employees, our team works with employers that are being sued or that need training or counsel regarding anti-discrimination laws. For more information and for experienced legal help, contact us at 213-550-5503.