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Unfortunately, employment discrimination affects many in today’s workforce.
Employment discrimination comes in many forms, including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, racial, pregnancy, reverse, or national origin discrimination. There are a variety of laws in place to prevent discrimination in the work place, and many companies have their own policies in place relating to employment discrimination.
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Types of Employment Discrimination:
Age Discrimination as defined by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act relates to individuals 40 years of age or older who have been discriminated against based on their age.
Gender discrimination in the workplace happens when an employee is treated differently because of his or her gender. It is against the law whenever gender discrimination in the workplace affects the terms and conditions of employment.
Reverse discrimination is a term that describes policies or habits of social discrimination against members of a historically dominant group with an implication of unfairness.
Native American Discrimination Discrimination
American Indian employment rights are protected by the laws and Constitution of the United States of America. Native American discrimination in the workplace is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Performance Evaluation Subjective Discrimination
Performance evaluation subjective discrimination exists when an employer’s subjective performance evaluations are used to practice unlawful discrimination. These are often used to circumvent the laws on the books by using extremely subjective criteria and lead to unfairn treatment.
Disability discrimination exists when an employer treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably solely because they have a disability.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Discrimination based on sexual orientation occurs when a qualified individual faces is treated unfairly due to their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Federal law does not explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination on this basis, but many states do.
Racial discrimination is a term that describes policies or habits of social discrimination against individuals based on their race. This includes missing out on a job opportunity due to one’s race.
Pregnancy Discrimination is outlawed since the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which disallows discrimination in the workplace on the basis of pregnancy or childbirth.
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