national origin


national origin
In equal employment opportunities provisions of Civil Rights Act, term "national origin" on its face refers to country where person was born, or, more broadly, country from which his or her ancestors came, and was not intended to embrace requirement of United States citizenship. Espinoza v. Farah Mfg. Co., Inc., Tex., 414 U.S. 86, 94 S.Ct. 334, 336, 38 L.Ed.2d 287

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