Employment 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:
- Types of Employment Discrimination
- Examples of Employment Discrimination
- How to File a Discrimination Claim
- Employment Discrimination
- Workplace Harassment
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.
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