I work for an American Indian tribe. I am white. I am the only white person that they have hired. Many of my friends have applied to work for the tribe but they simply refuse because the people are not American Indian. Is that legal?
By Deskin Law Firm
Discrimination law applies to American Indian tribes if the business that your friends are applying to work for is a corporation owned by the tribe. An unincorporated Indian tribe is exempt from discrimination laws.
To figure out if your discrimination situation is illegal you must determine:
1. If you are an employee protected from discrimination under the law.
3. If your employer's conduct is considered discriminatory under the law.