What is national origin discrimination under Title VII?

National origin discrimination under Title VII makes it unlawful to discriminate against any job applicant or employee because of their actual or perceived birthplace, ancestry, culture or linguistic characteristics related to an ethnic group, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The EEOC enforces the federal law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to private sector employers with 15 or more employees as well as federal government employers.

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