Date of Paper


Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Social Work

First Advisor

Karen T. Carlson, Ph.D., LICSW


Social Work


The purpose of this research study was to identify the causes and negative effects of employment discrimination towards Latino immigrants. Using a qualitative design the researcher interviewed nine Latino professionals on their views of employment discrimination towards Latino immigrants. Additionally, the participants have worked with the Latino immigrant community, have experienced employment discrimination themselves or know Latino immigrants who have experienced employment discrimination. The researcher analyzed data by looking for themes. Themes have been noted and compared to the literature review that has been collected on this topic. Transcripts were analyzed and reviewed to ensure validity and credibility. The findings indicated that eight out of nine participants believed that employment discrimination towards Latino immigrants still exists today. Participants discussed how employment discrimination is a form of injustice that prevents Latino immigrants from getting access to equal employment opportunities. The findings of the study also demonstrated a need for future research. The researcher encourages future research to conduct a study on the positive outcomes that may result from educating Latino immigrants about U.S. labor laws.

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