Discrimination Due to Your Country of Origin | What to Do

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If you have been discriminated against in the workplace due to your country of origin, it is important to understand the legal options available. Continue reading to learn how a Chesterfield County employment discrimination attorney can assist you with the legal process ahead. Contact Passero Employment Law today to schedule your initial consultation.

How can I file a claim with the EEOC or the Virginia Office of Civil Rights?

If you believe that you are being treated unfairly due to any of the following factors, you may have a valid claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Virginia Office of Civil Rights:

  • Your ethnicity
  • Your accent
  • The fact that you are from another country

There are various forms of discrimination due to national origin. If any of the following has happened to you due to your national origin, you may have a valid claim:

  • You were fired
  • You were demoted
  • You were retaliated against
  • You were laid off
  • You were denied a promotion

To prepare for your claim, you should keep a journal and document the incident(s) of discrimination, including who discriminated against you, when the discrimination occurred, and what was said/done. It is also important that you retain the services of an experienced employment law attorney who can assist you with gathering evidence.

If you are a federal employee, you must be aware of the time limit you will have to file your claim, which is 45 days. This is why it is important to retain the services of an attorney as soon as possible after the incident of discrimination.

If you are not a federal employee and you wish to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Virginia Office of Civil Rights, you will likely have 180 or 300 days to file your claim.

To begin this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced employment law firm to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Our attorney is prepared to fight for your rights as an employee in Virginia. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.


At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. To discuss your case, do not hesitate to contact Passero Employment Law today.

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