Under New York State and federal laws, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of national origin. National origin discrimination can occur when an employer treats an employee differently because of the employee’s country of origin, ethnicity, or because the employee possesses an accent or characteristics typically associated with a certain part of the world.
Employers are not permitted to base employment decisions, favorable or unfavorable, on an individual’s national origin. Examples of national origin discrimination can include an employer refusing to hire or promote an employee because of the employee’s ethnic background. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you because of your national origin, Lindy Korn can help.