Race & National Origin Discrimination

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Employment discrimination on the basis of national origin or race is against the law. If your employer has made biased decisions against you and you believe those decisions were influenced by your national origin or race, contact The Sampath Law Firm for help and to protect your rights under the law.


Ancestry and national origin discrimination involve treating an employee unfavorably because he/she/they are from a particular country/part of the world or appear to be from a certain ethnic background.  Ancestry and national origin discrimination can occur even if the employee is not actually from the country or is not part of the ethnic background the employer perceives he/she/them to be from.

Examples of possible claims of discrimination based on ancestry or national origin include:

  • Policies requiring that English be the only language spoken at work (unless justified as a legitimate business necessity and the employees have adequate notice);
  • Discrimination based on a person's accent; and
  • Employer dress codes that discriminate against a person's ethnic attire.

Ancestry and national origin discrimination are often unreported because victims do not know their legal rights or may be afraid to complain.

Standing up to discrimination takes courage and the attorneys at SLF are here to protect your rights and deliver you the justice you deserve. Contact our office today for guidance and to see if you have a potential case.


Race discrimination involves treating an employee unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (e.g. hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Race discrimination also includes color discrimination, which involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion. 

Race discrimination and related forms of prejudice in the workplace are sadly still pervasive and it is imperative that this injustice be exposed. The attorneys at SLF have the knowledge and experience to make a difference for you. Contact our office for guidance and to see if you have a potential case.

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