National Origin Discrimination
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and
the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) prohibit
discrimination on the basis of national origin. IRCA also prohibits discrimination
on the basis of citizenship. Under Title VII, it is unlawful for an employer
to take adverse action against an applicant or employee on the basis of the
individual’s place of birth, cultural heritage, accent, or native language.
Harassment based on an individual's national origin is also prohibited. Employers
must take steps to ensure that this type of discrimination does not occur
in the workplace and must respond immediately and effectively if it should
occur. English-only policies are permitted
if instituted in compliance with the law.
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