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Civil Rights Act - Irish Accent

Tara is a female, naturalized U.S. citizen of Irish decent. She is employed by British Industries, Inc. in New York City. Tara has been employed by British Industries for eight years and is expecting a promotion from researcher to client service manager. Though Tara has been in the U.S. for more than ten years, she still speaks with a distinct Irish accent. Tara's boss has just advised her that she will not be promoted to client service manager because her Irish accent is not appreciated by the clients of British Industries. Does Tara have a claim under the Civil Rights Act? What is the process for filing that claim? Where is the claim filed, and how is the claim processed?

Your response should be a minimum of 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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a claim under the Civil Rights Act? What is the process for filing that claim? Where is the claim filed, and how is the claim processed?

The employee has a right to file a claim, and she can file her claim under the distinction that her employer discriminated against her because of her national origin. The Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. The employee's national origin ...

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The solution discusses whether a Civil Rights Act claim can be filed by Tara from her boss telling her she will not be promoted because of her Irish accent. Where the claim is filed and how the claim is processed is examined.

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