B & H paid Hispanics less than non-Hispanic workers and failed to promote them or provide health benefits because of their national origin, according to the lawsuit. B & H is one of the largest retail sellers of photographic, computer and electronic equipment in the New York metropolitan area.
National origin discrimination means treating someone less favorably because:
1. he or she comes from a particular place,
2. because of his or her ethnicity or accent, or
3. because it is believed that he or she has a particular ethnic background.
National origin discrimination also means treating someone less favorably at work because of marriage or other association with someone of a particular nationality.