National origin discrimination is defined by the EEOC as “Treating people unfavorably because they are from a particular country or part of the world, because of ethnicity or accent, or because they appear to be of a certain ethnic background (even if they are not)”. National origin discrimination is covered under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The EEOC has released a new question and answer guide on national origin discrimination. It was designed to help the public interpret anti-discrimination law. The guide provides a description of national origin discrimination, gives employers guidelines for avoiding discrimination and gives examples of “promising practices” to reduce the risk for violation.
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Here is a link to the Question and Answer Guide: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/national-origin-guidance.cfm