Work rights after becoming a U.S. citizen

As a nation that welcomes newcomers all over the world, the United States is enriched with citizens of all backgrounds that help strengthen our democracy. With American citizenship comes rights and responsibilities, which exercise honor and respect. It is important as an American citizen to understand your rights and responsibilities.

Protecting your right to work 

When looking for work or working within the U.S., you have rights to how your employers treat you due to your citizenship status, immigration status or national origin.

Employers are unable to discriminate against you because of your citizenship, immigration status or national origin by Federal Law. Employers are also unable to treat you differently because of citizenship, place of birth, native language, accent or appearance. When completing documents such as I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, or using E-Verify, employers are not allowed to ask for more or different documents than necessary because of your current status. All rights above do not allow employers to retaliate if you complain about their treatment towards you.

Discrimination is seen in the everyday workforce and it should not be tolerated. If you feel that you have been subject to discrimination by your employers it is suggested that you seek advice from an experienced immigration attorney.

John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and obtain your initial consultation.

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