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Good evening and thank you for entrusting me to answer your question. The answer is "yes," a discrimination claim can be premised upon your national origin from Vietnam even if the alleged perpetrated of the discrimination is from the Phillipines. Proving discrimination on the basis of national origin simply requires showing that adverse employment action was taken against you on the basis of your country of origin--it does not matter that the alleged perpetrator is from another close-by Asian country. If your national origin was the basis for adverse action, thatis all that matters.As always, please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.If you do not require any further assistance, please be so kind as to provide a positive rating of my service so that I may receive credit for assisting you.Very best wishes to you and thank you so much for coming to Just Answer.