Different Types Of Discrimination In The Workplace

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I will start off with the concept of discrimination. What is discrimination? Discrimination means unequal or different treatment or harassment that causes harm . People discriminate an individual or group based on many characteristics such as: age, disability, gender, race, religion, national origin and sexual orientation. Discrimination can occur in a number of settings. These settings include: education, the work place, health care services, transportation, voting and housing.
There are some different types of discrimination. Direct discrimination occurs when somebody is treated differently by someone else because of a certain characteristic. For example; making fun of someone because they have a disability or because they are of a different race. Associative discrimination occurs when a person is directly discriminated against because that person is associated with someone who possess a certain characteristic. A third type would be discrimination by perception. This happens when someone is directly discriminated against because other people think that he/she
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Vulnerability can be defined as the diminished capacity of an individual or group to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impact of a natural or man-made hazard . In simpler terms, vulnerability means that somebody is easily hurt or attacked or they appear to be that way. It can be emotional, for example, someone admitting their love to someone but this person might only see them as a friend. Or it can be physical. For example, a goal keeper on the hockey field that has no defensive players to help him/her. There is also social vulnerability. A socially vulnerable community has weak family structures, lack of leadership for decision making and conflict resolution, unequal participation in decision making, weak or no community organizations, and the one in which people are discriminated on racial, ethnic, linguistic or religious basis
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