New Hampshire National Origin Discrimination Lawyers
140+ Years Combined Experience
According to the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the state agency which investigates discrimination complaints, national origin discrimination occurs in New Hampshire. Across the country, national origin discrimination claims are on the rise based on complaints filed at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for 2008. Our New Hampshire national origin discrimination lawyers want to successfully resolve your claim.
How We Protect You
National origin discrimination can take many forms, and our discrimination lawyers handle many areas of national origin discrimination-related protections, including:
- Employment decisions: Employment decisions, including recruitment, hiring, and firing or layoffs, based on national origin are prohibited.
- Harassment: Offensive conduct, such as ethnic slurs, that creates a hostile work environment based on national origin are prohibited. Employers are required to take appropriate steps to prevent and correct unlawful harassment. Likewise, employees are responsible for reporting harassment at an early stage to prevent its escalation.
- Accent discrimination: Race or color discrimination may not be the basis for differences in pay or benefits, work assignments, performance evaluations, training, discipline or discharge, or any other area of employment.
- English fluency: A fluency requirement is only permissible if required for the effective performance of the position for which it is imposed.
- English-only rules: English-only rules must be adopted for nondiscriminatory reasons. An English-only rule may be used if it is needed to promote the safe or efficient operation of the employer’s business.
Insurance companies and employers know our reputation for going to trial with successful results for our clients. This gives us leverage to get you the compensation you deserve for your national origin discrimination claim.
If you have been victimized by national origin discrimination on the job, our New Hampshire national origin discrimination lawyers have years of trial experience in successfully handling cases. We can represent you against your employer and the insurance company at the EEOC, NH Commission for Human Rights, or in court.
Q:What is national origin discrimination?
A:Whether an employee or a job applicant’s ancestry is Mexican, Ukrainian, Filipino, Arab, American Indian, or any other nationality, he or she is entitled to the same employment opportunities as anyone else. National origin discrimination means treating someone less favorably because he or she comes from a particular place, because of his or her ethnicity or accent, or because it is believed that he or she has a particular ethnic background. It can also mean treating someone less favorably at work because of marriage or other association with someone of a particular nationality.
Q:Are employers allowed to pay me less because of my nationality?
A:No. Paying an employee less because of his or her national origin is unlawful workplace discrimination.
Q:Can my employer refuse to promote me because of my national origin?
A:No. Refusing to promote an employee because of that individual’s national origin is prohibited.
Q:What is the employer’s obligation regarding workplace harassment?
A:Employers must provide a workplace that is free of harassment based on national origin, ethnicity, or religion. They may be liable not only for harassment by supervisors but also by co-workers.
Q:What if my employer retaliates against me for filing a complaint?
A:It is unlawful to retaliate against a person for imposing employment practices that discriminate based on sex or filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding or litigation under state or federal sexual harassment laws.
Q:Do I need to hire an employment lawyer?
A:Yes. Employers and their insurance companies have experienced lawyers on their side. Because of the different laws protecting employees’ rights, it is important to have an experienced employment lawyer represent you. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer representing you will level the playing field against your former employer. Many victims of illegal employment make the mistake of not consulting with an experienced employment lawyer. An employment lawyer can explain your rights, whether you have an employment case, and if so, what damages you may be entitled to receive under the law.
Q:What protections do I have if I file a discrimination charge?
A:It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding or litigation for unlawful discrimination.
Q:How will my discrimination lawyer get paid?
A:Like most employment law cases, national origin discrimination cases are typically handled on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that an attorney does not get paid until you recover damages in your case.
Q:Why should I hire Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as my discrimination lawyers?
A:Many lawyers claim to have employment law experience. Also, many lawyers try to have it both ways and represent employers and employees. Our loyalty is simple – we represent employees.