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Discrimination Against National Origin

Know the Facts – Consult a Connecticut Employment Discrimination Attorney

Need a lawyer for a national origin discrimination case in New Haven? In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII states that national origin discrimination is "to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin" (SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703]). The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expands the definition to encompass accent, affiliation, alienage (alien status), ancestry, appearance or because a person has the physical, cultural or linguistic characteristics of a national origin group.

A particular accent can be an indicator of the origin of a person and it is a common reason for employers to refuse to hire or to discharge individuals. Another basis of employment discrimination is affiliation, usually characterized by a person's marriage to a member of a national origin group and/or one's involvement in schools and places of worship.

If you feel that an employer has subjected you to national origin discrimination, contact a New Haven employment discrimination lawyer for information about your rights. If you have been victimized by discrimination in the workplace, you should attempt to document the occurrences by keeping a written record, preserving emails and phone messages, and gathering any additional evidence that will help establish a case. It is important that your rights are protected, and we take these issues very seriously. You deserve to be treated equally and with respect, and if you are the victim of such actions, our legal team can assist you to seek resolution.

How should I be considered for a potential job?

Under Title VII, it is illegal for employers to make their hiring decisions based on a bias or discrimination. The qualifications and performance of an individual are the correct criteria for hiring, promoting, demoting or terminating. Although the EEOC does not mention a country of origin as protected, various other federal statutes see discrimination against citizenship as a violation of national origin discrimination laws.

New Haven National Origin Discrimination Attorney

Looking for a lawyer for national origin discrimination in New Haven? Axelrod & Associates has over 47 years of combined experience in national origin discrimination matters and we are committed to finding the most advantageous solution to your case and we do all we can to get the matter resolved without engaging in litigation. In some cases, this is the only option, and when mediation and counseling has not resolved the matter, we are more than qualified to increase the pressure and take the case to court for a decision.


Avoid additional national origin discrimination. Reach out to a Connecticut employment discrimination lawyer in New Haven today for answers from a legal professional.


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