In New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. represents clients who have experienced citizenship discrimination in connection with employment. Citizenship discrimination violates both federal and New York State law. It is illegal for employers to base decisions in relationship to employment and employees on citizenship.
New York City, which is the financial capital of the world, is a vast and varied workplace for millions of people. Many qualified workers are non-citizens from around the globe. For those who are eligible to work in the United States, it is against the law for employers to base any decisions concerning any aspect of employment on someone’s citizenship. This is also known as migration status discrimination, which is an aspect of national origin discrimination.
In legal proceedings, claims of citizenship discrimination are often covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYSHRL, and NYCHRL. In some cases, the Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 may also be utilized by litigants.