Most employers know that it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of an applicant or employee’s national origin. It’s been illegal at least on the federal level since July 2, 1964, under Title VII. Has anything really changed? Well, sort of.  The issue has come to the forefront again, as charges of national origin discrimination are again on the rise. The EEOC therefore specifically included protection of migrant and foreign workers among its top priorities in its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017 – 2021.  That’s not all, though. Last month, for the first time since 2002, the EEOC also issued an updated Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination in the Workpnationalorigin-blog-hrusa-comlace. What’s changed since then? Now, I wouldn’t bother you with a whole post on the topic if I didn’t think there were points worthy of our attention. So, let’s take a look and see what you should be paying attention to…

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