Discrimination In The Workplace

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Discrimination in the Workplace Discrimination in the workplace can be broadly defined as an unequal and often unfair treatment of (either in favor of or against) any particular individual or group of people based on some or the other factors like: age, gender or sexual orientation, race, skin color, national origin, religion and physical or mental disability. It is illegal to discriminate anyone based on any of the factors mentioned before at any phases of a job life – during interview process, while on the job or even while on leave or retirement. Types of discriminations at the workplace: There may be various kinds of discriminatory behaviors going on at the workplace – originating at different levels of employment hierarchy. Below are…show more content…
An employer must never resort to or indulge in any form of discriminations at the company. Certain jobs may require employees of a certain trait or talent, like a young firefighter maybe much better capable of handling the job demands than a much older applicant. But there must be logical proof before the other applicant can be regretted the opportunity. And workplace discriminations, in most cases, are just a reflection of the other individual’s personal opinions, assumptions and a misplaced lot of…show more content…
Compile a list of colleagues or other people who may have witnessed the unfortunate event(s).  Report the discriminatory acts to higher authorities in the organization, in writing, will all possible details and keep a copy of the same complaint for future records. This step will ensure that the employers cannot claim of ignorance in the case of an investigation.  In some states, there are agencies assigned to investigate complaints of workplace discriminations. However, the victim can always reach out to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with a formal complaint. EEOC administers compliance with anti-discriminatory laws across industries.  Most important of all, never be passive about a discrimination. If there is ample cause and proof to believe one as a victim of discrimination at workplace, the investigatory agency (state level or EEOC) would definitely pitch in to correct the wrong and thereby save many more from facing the same troubles in future
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