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Ancestry/National Origin/Ethnicity

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of National Origin.  Employers may not deny equal employment opportunities to any individual or make decisions affecting a term, condition, or privilege of employment because of an individual's birthplace, ancestry, culture, linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group, or accent.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that no person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, or national origin. 

Ancestry discrimination occurs when an employee or student is treated adversely because of their country, nation, tribe, or another identifiable group of people from which a person descends.  It can also refer to common physical, cultural or linguistic characteristics of an individual's ancestors. 

Ethnicity discrimination involves treating a group or a member of that group unfavorably because of their present or past lineage and genealogy, including national origin and race/color.

If you believe you have been subjected to ancestry/national origin/ethnicity discrimination or have witnessed such discrimination, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Academic Compliance at (913) 588-5964,, or file a complaint online.

Ancestry/National Origin/Ethnicity Discrimination Laws:

Office of Integrity and Compliance

University of Kansas Medical Center
Equal Opportunity & Academic Compliance
Mailstop 7004
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-8011
Fax: 913-588-1224