National origin discrimination is an issue that has become widespread in the U.S., especially since Sept. 11, 2001. Anyone who encounters employment problems, either during an interview or after being hired, needs to find an aggressive national origin discrimination attorney who can address the situation head-on. In our state, even more than elsewhere in the U.S., many citizens are first-generation immigrants. In addition to this large demographic, second- and third-generation citizens face national origin discrimination too. The only effective way to counter such attitudes is to hire an experienced national origin discrimination lawyer, and one who knows how to resolve them in a timely fashion.
National origin discrimination lawsuits are on the rise, and in many instances the victims do not know where to turn, are afraid of confronting an employer, or decide not to pursue litigation. In fact, when sufficient evidence exists, such lawsuits are frequently successful. Our experienced national origin discrimination attorneys will get you the maximum possible compensation available under Federal and state law.
According to the EEOC, national origin discrimination covers a wide array of behaviors, including attitudes and treatment based on false assumptions. In other cases, employers who treat a job applicant differently due to language ability, appearance, or skin color are susceptible to legal action. Some of the ways in which national origin discrimination is defined by the federal government's EEOC include treating job applicants, employees or clients less favorably (or differently) because of:
- Where they are from or where they were born
- Where they are believed to be from or what their ethnic origin is thought to be
- What their ethnicity or birthplace actually is
- A linguistic accent they have
- Their spouse's place of birth, assumed place of birth, assumed ethnicity, or actual ethnicity
- The ethnicity or perceived ethnicity or national origin of their friend, associate, business partner, life partner, in-law, neighbor or frequent social companion
As is clear from the above, grounds for filing a national origin discrimination case are broad, and can stem from numerous types of behavior and treatment. Our national origin discrimination law firm is a person's best source of relief in the event of workplace discrimination.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that relief in such situations might be limited if the victim is not legally authorized to work in the state or jurisdiction where the discrimination took place. In other words, those who are not legal workers are restricted in many ways from acquiring relief in a case of national origin discrimination. When this set of circumstances applies, one needs to discuss the case with one of our national origin discrimination attorneys. But even those who are not legally licensed to work in the U.S. are protected from such treatment, regardless of their status. It is only the paths of relief that are limited.
Our national origin discrimination attorneys advise victims and potential victims that "discriminatory" treatment can take many forms, and is not always recognizable at first glance. For example, workplace rules that enforce an "English only" language policy can in many cases be considered legal ground for a discrimination suit. As well, an employer who has a hostile atmosphere might be subject to litigation. Employers who ignore complaints from potential victims, or who retaliate against those who pursue discrimination lawsuits will also be sued by us for their behavior and actions.
National origin discrimination can be a complicated legal concept depending upon who is doing it, how they are going about it, and whether their actions can be clearly shown to be discriminatory. That is why a victim needs call one of our experienced national origin discrimination lawyers to discuss the details of the situation as soon as possible to protect his or her rights.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
The Lassen Law Firm
1515 Market St #1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102