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It Should Not Matter Where You Come From In Your Workplace

While 9/11 occurred nearly two decades ago, discrimination on the basis of national origin, also known as ethnic discrimination, is still disturbingly prevalent. As a result, if you are a Muslim or if you look Middle Eastern in South Florida, you may still suffer repercussions in the workplace.

It is sometimes said that one thing unique about South Florida is that "everybody hates everybody." At The Amlong Firm, in Fort Lauderdale, our lawyers have handled cases of national origin discrimination between Cubans and Puerto Ricans; among Jamaicans, Haitians and American Blacks; and between whites and Hispanics of all origins. In the workplace as in our private lives, South Florida is a melting pot that has not quite melted.

National Origin Discrimination Is Prohibited By Federal Law

Our firm understands national origin discrimination and ethnic discrimination. We also have experts who understand it. At The Amlong Firm, we have the sophisticated experience you need to fight the negative consequences of national origin discrimination at your workplace. We are here to advocate for the rights of people facing nuanced discrimination based on their national origin.

  • Failing to hire someone who is clearly from somewhere other than the United States
  • Asking about the origins of a person's surname
  • Refusing to promote an employee who is from another country
  • Favoring employees who are from the same national origin as the supervisor
  • Inequitable discipline policies based on national origin
  • Making insensitive remarks such as "you people" when referring to someone from a different national origin
  • Requiring every employee to speak only the English language on the job when it may not be necessary to the business

The Amlong Firm's team is a diverse group of professionals dedicated to protecting your rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). This federal law prohibits employers with 15 or more workers from discriminating against employees based on national origin.

Talk With A Highly Rated Attorney About Your National Origin Discrimination Case

Our firm's founding attorneys, Karen Coolman Amlong and Bill Amlong, have more than 74 years of combined experience. They have been included in the state's Super Lawyers roster for years. They are also Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review-rated*, the highest rating. This means you can count on their experience and skill in court and in negotiations to resolve complex national origin discrimination cases. Email or call the firm at 954-519-2235 to schedule your consultation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings TM fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Karen provided me with all of the information needed to enable me to make sound decisions supported by her recommendations each step of the way. Her strategy and control of the process resulted in a fair settlement without having to go through a trial by jury.

At the end of the day, I trust Karen Amlong. Her knowledge and experience is evident. She kept me and my best interests in the forefront at all times and everything we discussed during our initial consult ended up being spot on, even the timeline..

Regardless of how hard the opposition pushed, the Amlong Firm dug in, and defended even harder. The Amlong Firm not only fought on behalf of myself, but also for my family in regards to the harm they suffered.

Fighting for justice is exhausting. When the other lawyer is playing dirty tricks, it's reassuring to know that The Amlong Firm has gone all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for justice for for a client – and they won.

My phone calls always were answered, my questions and concerns were dealt with promptly. Knowing I had competent, respected representation at this very stressful time was step one in moving on.

The decision to obtain Karen Amlong was the best choice I could have made dealing with my case. I highly recommend this attorney for anyone who is looking for a strong, aggressive attorney.

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