Literature Review On Discrimination In The Workplace

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Discrimination can be defined as treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfavorably because of a personal characteristic protected by law. Discrimination can be direct and indirect: the foster often happens because people make unfair assumptions about what people with certain personal characteristics can and cannot do. Indirect discrimination occurs when an unreasonable condition is imposed that disadvantages a person with a personal characteristic protected by law. The historical and sociological literature portrays the agony of African Americans who have been and are still victimized by discrimination in the workplace (Carbo, 2008). They particularly face a series of unique problems from the policies and the practices of the organizations or from the…show more content…
In the emerging interethnic discrimination cases, workplace diversity has been viewed as something of a safe harbor from charges of discrimination. 5 Job Discrimination Equal Rights The laws on equal rights between women and man were joined by new EU legislation in 2000 that prohibit discrimination on other grounds. Under these new laws it is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their racial and ethnic origin, religion and belief, disability, sexual orientation, age. These five areas of discrimination, together with gender discrimination, are included in the Amsterdam Treaty of the European Union as areas where the EU can act to prevent discrimination. Effects of Job Discrimination Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. A growing body of law also seeks to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of
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