Examples Of Discrimination In The Workplace

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Workplace illegal discrimination
Talking about workplace illegal discrimination, which is commonplace along all aspects of the employment from recruiting, paying, promoting to firing, we can come up with my types of it, such as not hiring specific kind of people or treating someone adversely from his or her ability. I could put forward a lot of examples of my friends and relatives.

For instance, one of my female friends who came from Zambia got rejected from a job she applied. She had a real talent for the composition and exceeded far more than any other competitors. She failed the interview of no reason that is reasonable. Afterward, she talked about one of the managers of the company and found out that it was because of her gender and race that she was not recruited. This is a severe but most common discrimination in the workplace, which is against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While state laws may differ, the federal laws prohibit discrimination in employment by age, disability, pregnancy, race, religion and gender or sex.

Of the forbidden discrimination above, there is a specific one called sexual harassment, which occurs when one employee makes continued, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, to another employee, against his or her wishes. The legal definition of sexual harassment is "unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment." It affects working…