National Origin Discrimination

The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in national origin discrimination claims all over Texas and the United States, and is an aggressive advocate for our clients and their rights. We are committed to helping employees fight for their rights when they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of their national origin and ethnicity.

It is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of birthplace, ancestry, culture, or linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group.

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, all of which apply to employers with 15 or more employees, individuals are protected from national origin* discrimination in employment in the following examples:

  • Hiring and firing;
  • Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees;
  • Transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall;
  • Job advertisements;
  • Recruitment;
  • Testing;
  • Use of company facilities;
  • Training and apprenticeship programs;
  • Fringe benefits;
  • Pay, retirement plans, and disability leave;
  • Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities,     traits, or performance of individuals of a certain national origin;
  • Harassment/hostile work environment on the basis of national origin;
  • Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual with a particular national origin; or
  • Other terms and conditions of employment.

(Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Publication; Questions and Answers: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – as to Title VII).

Individuals are also protected from discrimination based on national origin under the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 which applies to virtually all private sector employers.

Certain filing deadlines and statutes of limitations apply to these claims.

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