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EEOC Attorney Offers Tips For Tackling National Origin Discrimination

You may have missed it amidst the election talk of wall building and Muslim bans, but the EEOC quietly issued an enforcement guidance to address its concerns about national origin discrimination in the workplace.

EEOC Issues New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) recently issued new guidance on national origin discrimination (the “Guidance”), updating its previous guidance on the topic for the first time since issuing a 2002 compliance manual. The Guidance, coupled with a Q&A and fact sheet for small businesses, addresses uncertainties that have developed in the law.

Terminated Disney Employees Allege that Outsourcing Work to Indian Workers Discriminated against American Workers

Disney continues to face legal repercussions from the company’s 2014/15 layoffs of numerous American IT workers, and the outsourcing of their functions to two Indian companies employing H-1B workers. On Monday, Dec. 12th, thirty former Disney workers filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida seeking compensatory and punitive damages and reinstatement to their old positions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1966 (“Section 1981”), and the Older Worker Benefit Protection Act (“OWBPA”). The lead plaintiff, Leo Perrero, also seeks class certification on behalf of other impacted former Disney workers.

EEOC Releases National Origin Discrimination Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, intended to communicate the EEOC's position on legal issues. The guidance discusses a variety of employment situations, including topics such as job segregation, human trafficking and intersectional discrimination, and outlines promising practices.

EEOC Releases Updated National Origin Discrimination Guidance

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance on national origin discrimination.

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued enforcement guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). The EEOC last comprehensively addressed national origin discrimination in 2002, and the revised guidance addresses important issues and significant legal developments that have occurred since that time.

Proposed EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination Provides Clues to Agency’s Focus

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a Proposed Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination (“PEG”) and is allowing the public to comment through July 1, 2016. The last time the EEOC issued specific guidelines on National Origin Discrimination was in 2002.

EEOC Releases Draft Guidance Regarding National Origin Discrimination

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a draft of its new proposed enforcement guidance regarding national origin discrimination under Title VII – the first guidance it has issued on this topic since 2002. While this guidance is still in draft form and may still be revised following the close of the public comment period (in early July), it is helpful in providing employers a sense of the EEOC’s current enforcement concerns and priorities regarding national origin discrimination.

English-Only Policies in the Age of Multiculturalism

The United States has long been referred to as a melting pot. But, some commentators challenge this notion, offering instead that the United States is more akin to a meal of separate and diverse ingredients; an orchestra of individual musicians who together create a symphony. While members of the United States’ many ethnic groups still engage in some assimilation – namely the adoption of the English language – they need not totally abandon their cultural heritage in order to fit into the framework of today’s America. This is multiculturalism.

EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has voted to release for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.