What is Discrimination?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

Discrimination is the process of favoring one group of people over other groups which leads to the unfair treatment of others.

Discrimination definition

Discrimination is the process of favoring one group of people over other groups which leads to the unfair treatment of others.

In business discrimination occurs throughout:

- Recruitment process

- Employment tests

- Screening

- Training

Types of discrimination

- Direct discrimination: when distinction is made based on age, sex, disability, race etc.

- Indirect discrimination: when there's a rule or a policy which supports a person of specific age, sex, disability, race etc.

- Perceptive discrimination: when a person is perceived to be of a specific age, sex, disability or race, irrespective of him/her actually being of that particular age, sex, disability or race.

- Associative discrimination: when a person is discriminated based on his/her association with another person of a specific age, sex, disability or race.



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