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. The Law 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.
Contact our national origin discrimination attorney in Katy today. Call
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.
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