The United States is a “melting pot” of people from various backgrounds. The cultural differences that individuals of varying nationalities and ethnicities bring to the workplace can strengthen organizations. Unfortunately, ethnic discrimination in the workplace is still a concern. Employers that violate the law may face costly lawsuits and EEOC investigatory actions.
Illegal discriminatory behavior based on national origin can take many forms. Ethnic discrimination examples typically include unfavorable workplace treatment based on or caused by:
- The employee’s accent or speech patterns
- The employee’s country of origin or that of his or her ancestors
- The employee’s family member’s national origin
Employers Face Risks When Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace Occurs
Employers alleged to have discriminated based on an employee’s or job candidate’s national origin may face lawsuits based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and state laws prohibiting national origin discrimination in the workplace.
HR managers who work to help ensure front-line supervisors are well-versed and understand the risks of blatant or inadvertent ethnic discrimination could, in turn, limit the potential liability risk their organizations face.
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The HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors newsletter by the Institute of Business Publications was created to give readers a resource for ethnic discrimination articles, information and real-life nationality discrimination examples. By providing relevant news, national origin discrimination cases and actionable insights, this publication helps organizations recognize potentially problematic behavior and avoid lawsuits before a supervisor’s or employee’s actions ever become a potential problem. Simply put, subscribing to this newsletter is a proactive strategy for limiting organizational risk.
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One of the most effective ways to help supervisors understand the potential risk of ethnic discrimination or other discriminatory behavior based on an employee’s or candidate’s national origin is by delivering concrete, actionable information that readers can relate to their day-to-day roles.
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