B is incorrect.
While the farm owner may have a right to punish employees who are late for work, the owner may not treat employees who are late differently because of their national origin (or another characteristic covered by anti-discrimination laws, such as race or sex). In this example, the farm owner treats Rosa, who is Mexican, differently than non-Mexican workers who show up late. As a result, the owner may be discriminating against Rosa because of her national origin.
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8. Rosa spends her summers working on a fruit farm. The farm owner decreases her pay whenever she is late for work, but allows non-Mexican workers to make up the time at the end of the day. Rosa believes the farm owner treats her differently because she is from Mexico. A friend tells Rosa to call the EEOC for help, but she is afraid because she is an undocumented worker. Can the EEOC help Rosa?
- No. Undocumented workers are not protected by United States anti-discrimination laws.
- No. The farm owner has a right to decrease Rosa’s pay if she is late for work.
- No. Rosa is only a seasonal employee, so she is not protected by the federal anti-discrimination laws.
- Yes. Rosa may have been the victim of wage discrimination because of her national origin. EEOC can help Rosa even if she is an undocumented worker.