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Los Angeles National Origin Discrimination Attorney

People from all over the world come to Southern California to live and work. In fact, Southern California is one of the most diverse places in the world. In the workplace, a person’s country of origin should be irrelevant to an employer. National origin, also referred to as race, ethnicity, or nationality, is a protected class in the eyes of both federal and California discrimination laws. This means an employer cannot discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of his or her national origin. Despite these legal protections, employers still discriminate against employees based on where they are from. If you’ve experienced any form of discrimination, harassment, or adverse employment decision you believe happened because of your national origin, talk to our lawyers. The Law Office of Omid Nosrati can help you protect your rights and fight against discriminatory employers in Los Angeles.

Why Retain Our Legal Team?

At The Law Office of Omid Nosrati, our discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles understand how it feels to face discrimination because of national origin. Mr. Nosrati himself has faced being treated differently simply because of where he comes from. His personal experiences with discrimination give him and his practice a unique insight that drives everything our firm does.

We have the experience, resources, and compassion you need to optimize your odds of a successful claim against a discriminatory employer. Let us fight on your behalf and help in your fight for justice for your personal and financial losses. Call (310) 553-5630 or reach out online to request a free consultation in Los Angeles.

About National Origin Discrimination

All employees have the right to the same employment opportunities as everyone else, regardless of their nationality. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces laws that are in place to keep things fair and just for people of all national origins. These laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based on national origin as well as other protected classes, such as gender, religion, and disability. Breaking any anti-discrimination laws can open an employer to liability for the employee’s damages. Types of national origin discrimination are as follows:

  • Refusing to hire a qualified job applicant because of his or her nationality or the national origin of the person’s ancestors.
  • Failing to recruit and hire employees of a certain national origin.
  • Making firing, demotion, and pay cut decisions based on national origin.
  • Discriminating against an employee/applicant because of an accent, English fluency (unless required for adequate job performance), or instating English-only rules.
  • Discriminating based on an individual’s physical or cultural traits associated with a national origin group.
  • Discriminating because of the belief that a person is from a particular country or belongs to an origin group, or because of the association with someone in an origin group.
  • Discriminating against a job applicant or employee based on someone’s citizenship or immigration status.
  • Creating rules or policies that apply to everyone, but that have a negative impact only on people of a certain national origin and that are not necessary for business operation.
  • Acts of harassment based on national origins, such as racial slurs or offensive conduct, that creates a hostile work environment.

Discrimination can occur between two people of different races, as well as two people with the same national origin. Being of the same nationality as the employee does not exclude an employer from liability for discrimination. Retaliating against an employee who files a complaint about an employer’s discriminatory actions is also against the law. If you believe you’ve been the victim of any type of national origin discrimination in California, talk to one of our employment attorneys. We can investigate your situation and help you take a stand against unlawful employers.