National Origin Discrimination
National Origin Discrimination Attorney in Katy
Protecting the Rights of All Texas Workers
Discriminating against an employee based on his or her national origin is unlawful. All employers must be held accountable for discrimination employees experience at the workplace.
If you have been the victim of national origin discrimination at work, you need a skilled and experienced lawyer on your side. TheLaw Office of Shane McClelland handles workplace discrimination cases day in and day out. We are prepared to help you seek justice for the wrongs you have suffered.
Federal Laws Regarding National Origin Discrimination
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee because of that employee’s national origin. National origin discrimination involves treating employees – both current and prospective – unfairly because of their nationality or ethnicity. This extends to discrimination based on stereotypes or presumptions of someone’s ethnic background, as well as someone’s association with a person of a certain national origin.
An employer must have 15 employees for either Title VII or the Texas Labor Codes provisions protecting national origin discrimination to apply.
If you experienced discrimination due to your ethnicity or nationality, you may be able to pursue damages in the form of financial compensation.
Compensation can be awarded for:
- Wages and benefits you would have earned during the period of discrimination
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
The Claims Process
Keep in mind that in order to bring a claim under Title VII, you must first file a discrimination claim with the Texas Workforce Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. To ensure that you do not miss any deadlines or windows of opportunity to file a claim, consult with the team at the Law Office of Shane McClelland. Our Katy national discrimination attorney is eager to assist you with your case.
To learn more about how we can help, please call us at (713) 242-1302.