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I am originally from Bulgaria. I have been working as a Deputy

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I am originally from Bulgaria. I have been working as a Deputy Sheriff in the US for 1 year and 7 months. My chief deputy had made ethnical remarks , he told me in front of people that he had "personally checked the terrorist watchlist" for my name. He treats me unfairly and shows favoratism to other deputies. I have an outstanding record on the job. I am highly motivated and work very hard, but other deputies seem to get what I want and I have to beg for it. Can I file a discrimination suit against the department based on that and a lot more
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Dwayne B.
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Yes, if you are being discriminated against because of your ethnicity or country of origin then it is a viable discrimination suit.

If they have any kind of grievance system there at work you would need to pursue it through those channels first, then if that doesn't work you would have to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That is mandatory before any lawsuit could be filed.
The EEOC will then investigate and at some point will either file a lawsuit for you or will issue a letter known as a "right to sue" letter. At that point you can file your lawsuit.

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