First read this article: 7 Myths About National Origin Discrimination – Armenian police officer awarded damages for discrimination (https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/myths-national-origin-discrimination.aspx
7 Myths About National Origin Discrimination – Armenian police officer
Discussion Questions 1
First read this article: 7 Myths About National Origin Discrimination – Armenian police officer awarded damages for discrimination (https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/myths-national-origin-discrimination.aspx (Links to an external site.)
Next, read about the developments in CA in this article: NEW PROTECTIONS AGAINST NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION (http://employer-law.com/new-protections-against-national-origin-discrimination/ (Links to an external site.))
Further, discuss with your peers how physical characteristics can be relevant to a national origin discrimination claim.
Then, discuss the two myths (of the seven discussed, that surprised you the most, and explain why.
Discussion Questions 2
Firstly, read the article Difference Between Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity: https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-affirmative-action-and-equal-employment-opportunity/ (Links to an external site.)
1. Secondly, read the article Affirmative Action Case May Have Employment Impact: https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/Pages/affirmative-action-employment-impact.aspx (Links to an external site.)
2. Lastly, read the attached article (A Timeline of Key Supreme Court Cases on Affirmative Action).
3. Further, discuss two ways that you think the affirmative action cases in higher education are relevant to the workplace.
4. Then, discuss, why or why not you see affirmative action in the workplace as positive or negative.
Myths about national origin discrimination in the workplace abound, and it can fall to HR professionals to dispel the misconceptions, which can lead to costly legal claims.
A recent national origin discrimination case before the California Court of Appeal resulted in $150,000 in compensatory damages, $719,528 in attorney fees and $20,085 in costs against the city of Burbank.
“In an increasingly ethnically diverse workplace, addressing national origin discrimination in the workplace can present HR professionals with unique challenges,” said Mark Fijman, an attorney with Phelps Dunbar in Jackson, Miss. “Proper training of management and employees, clear and consistently enforced anti-discrimination policies, and an effective system of reporting and responding to such claims are the best ways to address and eliminate any instances of national origin discrimination in your workplace.”