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Employment Discrimination

By November 27, 2012

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nullEmployment discrimination happens when a job seeker or an employee is treated unfavorably because of his or her race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age.

It is illegal to discriminate in any facet of employment, including in hiring.  However, that doesn't stop discrimination from happening.  Kathleen says, "They barely gave me a second glance after they saw me walk in 7 months pregnant looking for a job." 

Elaine, who is an older job seeker, says "Seeking new employment as an older worker is a very unpleasant experience. Why don't these companies see us as dependable, conscientious, and experienced workers?"

Discrimination can be hard to prove, but there is a process for filing a discrimination claim against your employers.  Here's more information on employment discrimination:

Have you been discriminated against? If you have, we'd be interested in hearing  your story  your story.  Here's how to share your age discrimination story or if you have been otherwise discriminated against, your employment discrimination story.       

Related: Resume Tips for Older Job Seekers | Cover Letter Tips for Older Job Seekers | Employment Discrimination

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