More On

Accent-related discrimination suits on the rise, says EEOC

Suits based on national origin, including language ability, rose 76 percent from 1997 to 2011

Earlier this month, we told you about a truck driver who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against FedEx, claiming the company caused him to lose his job because of his Russian accent.

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), such suits aren’t so rare.

Ashley Post

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.