Immigration, Travel Ban Debates Put Focus on National Origin Discrimination

July 12, 2018

Via: HR Hero

As reports of tense situations related to national origin flood the news—everything from slurs directed toward people from countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban to insults aimed at Hispanic people trying to enter the U.S.—employers need to be on notice of the dangers of national origin discrimination.

Reports of people making assumptions about others based on national origin are so frequently going viral, at least some of the inflammatory rhetoric is bound to find its way into the workplace. Besides its effect on morale, such language presents a serious legal danger.

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