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How common is national origin discrimination?

On this blog, some of the different challenges that employment immigrants may face have been covered in detail, including discrimination based upon a worker’s national origin. Unfortunately, some people who immigrate to the U.S. for employment purposes may experience discrimination based on their national origin in Miami-Dade. Whether you are already working in Florida or expect to relocate in the near future, you should understand how widespread this type of discrimination really is.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, more than 9,800 national origin discrimination charge receipts were filed in fiscal year 2016. In fiscal year 2011, however, there were 11,833 receipts filed with the EEOC. Those who filed national origin discrimination charge receipts during fiscal year 2016 were awarded more than $34 million as a result of their experience. It is also important to remember that discrimination charges filed with local agencies or at the state level are not included in these figures.

Confronting unfair treatment as someone who is employed on a work visa may feel difficult for an array of reasons. Sometimes, workers may be worried about losing their jobs or being deported from the country. However, unlawful behavior of any kind cannot be tolerated in the workplace and it is vital for those who have immigrated to the U.S. in order to work to fully realize their rights as employees. Regrettably, even more immigrant workers will be subjected to various forms of mistreatment in the months and years to come, which can be especially hard for those who are facing other immigration-related difficulties.

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