National Origin Discrimination

Regardless of an employee or job applicant's ancestry, he or she is entitled to the same employment opportunities as anyone else.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin.  Title VII covers employers with 15 or more employees.  National origin discrimination means treating someone less favorably because he or she comes from a particular place, because of his or her ethnicity or accent, or because it is believed that he or she has a particular ethnic background.  National origin discrimination also means treating someone less favorably at work because of marriage or other association with someone of a particular nationality. 


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