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National Origin Discrimination Claims in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Discrimination Attorney

If you are experiencing national origin discrimination, you should consider retaining the dedicated assistance of the Jacksonville employment lawyer from the Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination in the workplace on the basis of national origin. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of the employee's birthplace, ancestry, and cultural or linguistic characteristics that are common to a specific ethnicity or nationality.

What are signs of national origin discrimination?

National origin discrimination can arise due to targeting of a specific individual or a group of individuals because of their national origin. Certain characteristics are often associated with national origin discrimination, such as treating an employee differently because of language and cultural differences.

Accents, clothing, and physical traits are often targeted by individuals who practice discrimination. Discrimination on the basis of ethnicity or national origin is often used to make certain employees feel inferior and to place them in a less favorable employment situation than their counterparts.

National origin discrimination may include discrimination based upon physical characteristics. Race and religion often coincide with nationality discrimination.

National origin discrimination can result in:

  • Termination
  • Harassment
  • Hostile work environment
  • Discipline
  • Demotion
  • Pay reduction
  • Denied promotion
  • Refusal to hire

For the most part, any adverse action that materially alters the terms and conditions of employment based on national origin can be considered discrimination. Derogatory and demeaning comments that are directed toward nationality or ethnicity are more obvious signs of discrimination. Subtle discrimination may be exhibited when supervisors treat co-workers or employees of their own national origin more favorably than a co-workers or employees of a different national origin.

Both federal law and state law require employees to file charges according to strict deadlines if they wish to initiate charges of national origin discrimination.

If you believe you are the subject of discrimination because of your national origin, please contact the Jacksonville employment attorney from the firm. Attorney Shands M. Wulbern offers experienced legal representation and counsel.