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What is Ethnic/National Origin Discrimination?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of ethnicity or national origin. This type of discrimination occurs when an employer bases an employment decision on a person’s ethnicity or national origin rather than on performance on the job or on qualifications to do a job. This kind of discrimination also occurs when an employer maintains neutral policies that are not related to job qualifications but tend disproportionately to exclude ethnic minorities.

The federal law against ethnic or national origin discrimination prohibits employers with more than 15 employees from using these categories as a basis for hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. The law also prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain ethnic groups. New York State and New York City law extends this protection to employers with more than 4 employees.

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