Types of discrimination
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Types of discrimination

| Jan 15, 2021 | Uncategorized |

Discrimination can affect you directly or indirectly and can take place anywhere. Workplace and employment discrimination are common types in California. Employees and job seekers can be victims of workplace discrimination in which the unfair treatment is a result of gender, age, skin color, race, or religion. Despite the country’s strict laws against discrimination, you will, at times, meet people who mistreat you. Here are the main types of discrimination.

Age discrimination

The Employment Act of 1967 prohibits discrimination against people aged 40 or older. This is unlawful discrimination in respect to condition, term, or employment privileges. Some of these terms include job assignments, hiring, promotions, and firing.

Disability discrimination

Several acts protect Americans from disability discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established in 1990. Title I and V protect disabled Americans from employment discrimination in both the private and public sectors. Although the act is against discrimination, it is also against the preferential treatment of people with disabilities. Another piece of legislation is the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act. Established in 2008, this act is broader than ADA but shares the same terms.

Sexual Orientation

Discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Cases of discrimination are rising due to the increased number of recognized gender identities. Employment policies have been put in place to protect employees from sex discrimination harassment. Offensive remarks and requests for sexual favors are among the sex discrimination harassment cases.

Status as a parent

The federal government, in Executive Order 13152, prohibits discrimination based on a person’s parental status. Foster parents are also covered in the law since they are the custodians of children. The marital status of a person is also included in this order. Thus, marital status and conduct that don’t affect your employee performance should not bar you from being employed.

Have you been discriminated at work? Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney for more guidance.