In Focus

December 23, 2002 Advisory

Most people are aware that Title VII prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of race and sex. As our page 1 article points out, Title VII cases continue to be brought on a regular basis. It is important, therefore, to remember that Title VII also requires employers to provide a workplace that is free of discrimination or harassment based on national origin, ethnicity or religion. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently issued a directive regarding investigation of national origin discrimination that provides some helpful guidance regarding common workplace issues.