Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable, including discrimination based on an employee’s national origin. If you have been discriminated against solely because of your national origin, our Rhode Island national origin discrimination lawyer is here to help. Contact the Herman Law Group today to learn more about how what our legal team can do for you.
Do I Need a Rhode Island National Origin Discrimination Lawyer?
If you’ve been discriminated against solely because of your national origin, you should strongly consider hiring a knowledgeable Providence County, Rhode Island employment lawyer who can effectively handle your discrimination claim. Fortunately, you have just found that attorney in Louise A. Herman, Esq. who has effectively handled employment law matters for decades.
Defining National Origin Discrimination
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, national origin discrimination is defined as an employer taking discriminatory action against someone because of their country of origin, their accent, their perceived appearance to be of another national origin, or because they are married to someone who is of a certain national origin.
Examples of Discrimination in the Workplace
Unfortunately, there are a wide array of ways in which an employer can discriminate against his or her employees based on their national origin. For example, if an employer asks questions about his or her prospective employees’ national origin on a job application or another work-related form, it may be considered discrimination. Additionally, if you believe that your employer either fired you or lowered your pay because of your national origin, you may also have a claim.
Further, you should understand that if you are a victim of harassment due to your national origin via slurs, offensive comments, or any other type of discriminatory action, and your employer or HR department fails to take action to remedy the issue, you may also have a valid claim. Our legal team is on your side, and we are prepared to help you in any way we can.
Filing a Claim
When you file a discrimination claim, you will have to prove that your employer or another co-worker violated the rights afforded under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In most cases, you will file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ensure that you take legal action within 180 days of the date the incident(s) of discrimination occurred.
Contact a National Origin Discrimination Lawyer
If you’ve been discriminated against because of your national origin, you can depend on the Herman Law Group to fight for your rights through every step of the process. With us on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that we truly care about your rights and the outcome of your case. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.