I applied for a job at a photo lab and was told by the employer that he had had trouble with "my kind" before. My mother is Middle Eastern and my father was from South Africa so I am not sure what kind that is. Can An Employer Refuse To Hire Me Because He Has Had Bad Experiences With "My Kind" Before?
By Deskin Law Firm
The Law says that discrimination is prohibited if it is based on the country of an individual's birth. Because it is not uncommon for individual's to come from mixed ancestry, the law states that since the law prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin, national origin should be understood as meaning the birthplace of individuals or their ancestors, as well as display of the physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics of a particular national group. Hence, discrimination is prohibited if based on the country of an individual's birth, his or her ancestry or his or her membership in a collective nationality group.
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.