You are protected from discrimination regardless of your race, color, or national origin because of Title VII. Title VII is a portion of legislation that was created in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a historic combination of laws that greatly increased the level of protection from discrimination and other civil injustices for many Americans.
Employees and applicants are protected against being treated unfavorably because the individual’s race but also because of physical characteristics (hair texture, color, facial features) associated with race. Although color discrimination may sound similar to race discrimination, it differs in that it involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.
National origin discrimination is the unfavorable treatment of an employee or applicant because of where the individual, or the individual’s ancestors, came from. It also protects people from unfavorable treatment because of an accent.
In race, color, and national origin discrimination law, the employee’s protection is extended to include prohibiting unfavorable treatment of the employee because of the employee’s marriage to, or association with, someone of a particular race, color, or national origin as well as because of a person’s connection to a race-based organization, or ethnic organization.
Since employers are generally aware that discrimination is wrong, it is often not a blatant act. Although it can surface in a variety of ways, the following list indicates some examples of race, color, and national origin discrimination.
Proving discrimination based on race, color or national origin can be challenging, but with the right legal team, it can be done. There are a variety of ways that the qualified lawyers at Kingsley & Kingsley can assist you. Take the first step to protecting yourself and stopping this hurtful and illegal behavior. Take advantage of a free initial consultation to discuss your specific case by calling the toll free number (888) 500-8469 or by clicking here to contact us regarding your case.
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