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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Youth at Work

Here is an example of unfair treatment at work that may be based on national origin:


Alexi, a Serbian-American, applies to work as a cashier at a drug store. Although Alexi speaks fluent English, the manager who conducts the interview comments about his name and noticeable accent, observing that the store's customers prize its “all-American image.” Alexi is not hired. The manager discriminated against Alexi if he decided not to hire Alexi because customers prefer to interact with American workers.