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How to Handle a Complaint of Discrimination Based on National Origin

Author: William Denham, Shortt & Nguyen, PC

Federal, state and local laws prohibit discrimination based on national origin. An employer may be liable for claims of discrimination based on disparate impact or disparate treatment. Thus, prudent employers should take claims of discrimination based on national origin seriously and engage in active steps to eradicate such discrimination in the workplace. To deal with such a complaint, employers should follow these steps.