It is unlawful for an employer to terminate, demote, deny employment or other privileges and benefits, including hiring, promotion, compensation and job training to an individual based on national origin.
Our firm represents individuals who have been discriminated against or harassed because of national origin. National origin discrimination also includes language discrimination and accent discrimination. An employer cannot require employees to speak English only in the work place unless there is a legitimate nondiscriminatory reason for doing so and if such requirements promote the safe and necessary operations of the employer’s business. Additionally, an employer may not make any employment decisions based on an employee or applicant’s accent.
If you have a question about your legal rights, or wish to speak to an attorney about your situation, please call us today at 510.444.4400, or contact us online to discuss your legal rights.