National Origin Discrimination

National origin discrimination involves treating people (applicants or employees) unfavorably because they are from a particular county or part of the world, because of ethnicity or accent, or because they appear to be of a certain ethnic background, even if they are not. National origin discrimination can also involve treating people unfavorably because they are married to or associated with a person or a certain national origin or because of their connection with an ethnic organization or group. Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are of the same national origin. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, compensation, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, job training, fringe benefits, as well as any term or condition of employment.