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6 types of discrimination employees may face

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2023 | EMPLOYMENT LAW (EMPLOYEE) - Workplace Discrimination

Employees have a right to a safe and discrimination-free workplace. This means workers can seek employment without feeling judged for who they are.

Despite laws, workplace discrimination is still prominent. To stay safe at work, it can be helpful to understand how discrimination against employees occurs. Here are a few forms of discrimination:

1. Religion

There are many different religions. Some of these religions might not be accepting of those who practice other religions, are atheists or have conflicting religious views.

2. Disabilities

There are many people who have physical and mental impairments. An individual may be discriminated against for their obvious impairments, such as a missing limb. Or, their invisible disabilities, such as cognitive dysfunction.

3. Race

For many years, people have battled for racial equality. People of various colors or national origins may still experience prejudice.

4. Gender identity

A significant aspect of who someone is is how they define their gender. Gender identities come in a variety of forms, including male, female and nonbinary, which denotes that a person’s gender isn’t male or female.

5. Sexual preferences

People may be drawn to others of the same sex or of the opposite sex. Some people may be attracted to either gender. Gender identity and the many types of sexual attraction can both be subject to discrimination from others.

6. Age

Older people may find it more difficult to get jobs because they might not be regarded as being as talented, quick or adaptable as younger workers. The law usually considers age discrimination an actionable thing once someone is over 40.

Learning how you could face discrimination could help you if you believe you’re a victim. Victims may need to understand what they should do next to protect themselves and others from the constant battle against discrimination.