The NJLAD prohibits employee from being treated differently on the basis of their nationality, or because they are from a different country or a certain country. In this regard, individuals may be able to sue for damages for adverse employment actions or differential treatment because an employee may not be an American citizen, or may be from a different country. Discriminating against an employee who is from a certain country is also prohibited. For instance, an American employer cannot discriminate against a Cuban national or someone with Cuban decent because of those reasons when deciding to hire, promote or terminate. Another example is that a Hispanic employer may not refuse to hire a Hispanic employee because that employee originates from Panama. Ancestry discrimination is also prohibited by the NJLAD meaning that an employee cannot treat an employee differently because of their ancestry.