National-origin bias need not target a specific country.

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Discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of their national origin violates Title VII. But as this new case shows, national origin bias doesn't have to target a particular nation--it can bias a region, continent or culture.

Recent case: The EEOC sued a security firm after a supervisor complained he "had too many Africans" on staff and would like to fire some. He helped supervise about 200 workers from various African countries. The EEOC also said he systematically denied leave to...

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