What Are The 4 Most Occurring Types of Workplace Discrimination?
By Corey Hanrahan
What are the 4 most occurring types of workplace discrimination? While there are many types of discrimination that are unlawful at work, the most common types of discrimination are likely disability, race, sex, and sexual orientation.
“…the most common types of discrimination are likely disability, race, sex, and sexual orientation…“
There are many different types of discrimination that occur in the workplace. In order to protect yourself from being a victim, it is important to know what kind of discrimination you may be facing.
Race discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly because of their race or skin color. It could be anything from not hiring, or firing, someone because they are African-American or Latino. This type of discrimination happens when the employee’s race affects any aspect of their employment such as pay or benefits.
Discrimination based on age can happen when an employer treats someone differently than other employees because of their age. This can happen when an employer hires, fires, promotes, or lays off people because of their age. It can also occur when an employer gives different benefits to employees based on age.
Gender discrimination occurs when an employee is treated differently because they are male or female in any way including hiring, firing or promoting them based on gender rather than skill level or experience. Gender discrimination can also occur when an employer denies equal pay for equal work based on sex.
If you have been subjected to any form of discrimination at work, contact The Hanrahan Firm for a free consultation.