National Origin Discrimination Attorneys Ohio
Race and National Origin Discrimination Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio
We are experienced national origin discrimination attorneys in Columbus, Ohio. Our Ohio national origin discrimination lawyers protect employees who have been discrimination against based on national origin.
What is Race and National Origin Discrimination in Ohio?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio’s laws against discrimination prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on national origin or ethnic background. Therefore, an employer may not take national origin or ethnic background into consideration when doing any of the following: hiring, firing, promoting and setting compensation or other terms and conditions of employment (like benefits, bonus structure, etc). Employers also cannot discriminate against an employee because it believes he or she is married to or associated with a person of a specific national origin group, is a member of an organization related to national origin or ethnicity, attends a church, mosque or religious gathering that is generally associated with a particular ethnic group or has a last name associated with a specific ethnic group.
Our Columbus national origin discrimination lawyers have seen national origin discrimination manifest itself in a number of ways. National origin discrimination is defined as treating someone less favorably because he or she is from a particular place, because of his or her ethnicity or accent, or because it is believed that he or she has a particular ethnic background. National origin discrimination can also manifest itself if the employer is treating someone less favorably at work because of marriage or other association with someone of a particular nationality. National origin discrimination can also encompass discrimination against someone because that person exhibits physical, cultural or linguistic characteristics of a national origin group. If you believe you are being discriminated against because of your national origin, call a Columbus national origin discrimination lawyer at The Friedmann Firm right now.
Examples of National Origin Discrimination in Ohio
- A directive to fire all of the Hispanic workers because they are “lazy and slow.”
- Paying employees of Asian national origin less than other employees
- Denying a specific ethnic group overtime pay
- Ethnic slurs against a particular ethnic group
- Refusal to promote Muslim employees because of myths and stereotypes
- Forcing a certain ethnic group to work in positions that are outside of public view
These are just examples- there are many, many situations where national origin discrimination can occur. Call a national origin discrimination attorney in Columbus to discuss your specific situation if you have questions.
How Should I Handle National Origin Discrimination in Ohio?
If you believe you are being discriminated against because of your national origin, the first thing you must do is consult with a Columbus national origin discrimination attorney. You must understand your rights and understand whether you are actually being discriminated against.
If you are, you must complain to your employer about the treatment, preferably in writing. You can do this on your own or retain an attorney to help you do this. After you’ve complained about national origin discrimination, you have engaged in “protected activity” and cannot be retaliated against. Your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you if you oppose unlawful national origin discrimination. Your employer cannot take an adverse action against you for complaining about national origin discrimination. Therefore, you cannot be fired, demoted or have your pay decreased because of your complaint. If you believe you are being retaliated against after complaining, call a national origin discrimination law firm in Columbus, Ohio, immediately- do not wait.
Our Columbus employment lawyers represent victims of national origin discrimination on a regular basis. We provide free consultations so contact us today to discuss what we may be able to do to help you.