Are You Facing National Origin Discrimination in the Workplace?
Both Federal and Missouri law prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees and prospective employees based upon their national origin.
There are federal and state laws that address national origin discrimination in the workplace in Missouri. These laws prohibit employers from discriminatory acts against employees based on their country of origin. This includes any harassment or discrimination based on appearance or accent. Specifically, the Missouri Human Rights Act clarifies that it is illegal to fire anyone or refuse to hire anyone because that individual emigrated from another country or because their ancestors come from another country.
Examples of discrimination that can occur based on national origin include segregation or classification of employees from different countries and unfair payment or employment terms. This is regulated by the Missouri Human Rights Act as well as the US Civil Rights Act, Title VII (for employers with 15+ employees). Yet, it is up to the victim of discrimination to prove that it has occurred and that no legitimate seniority or merit system is responsible for the perceived mistreatment of the employee.
What Can You Do About National Origin Discrimination?
The most important thing that you can do if you believe that you are being discriminated against based on your national origin is to contact the attorneys at Cornerstone Law Firm for a free consultation. We will investigate the situation, evaluate the merits of the claim, and assist you with pursuing any compensation that may be owed to you due to discrimination in the workplace. Contact us today for a free consultation.