are president of a company. After hearing
about INA's penalties for hiring
undocumented workers, you issue a memo
stating, "Let's go along with the
government on this one. Please be careful
when hiring people who look like they
crossed the border illegally." Have you
committed national origin discrimination?
How about citizenship status discrimination?
Answer: Yes, you are engaging in both types of discrimination
(national origin and citizenship status).
When you ask new hires to fill out the I-9,
you must do so for all new hires. Also, you
must treat all new hires in the same way
when verifying work eligibility, regardless
of whether they are immigrants or members of
a particular nationality.
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