The Civil Rights Division (CRD) of the United States Department of Justice recently issued guidance to help employers avoid citizenship status and national origin discrimination when posting online job opportunities. Within the CRD, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act § 274B, 8 U.S.C. § 1324b. The statute prohibits citizenship or immigration status discrimination with respect to hiring, firing, and recruitment by employers with four or more employees. U.S. citizens and nationals, permanent residents (Green Card holders), asylees and refugees are protected from citizenship status discrimination.


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