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Definition - What does Discrimination mean?

Discrimination is the maltreatment of an individual or group of individuals based on their race, creed, color, gender, or any other measure that is legally protected. For example, an employer who fires or refuses to hire people of a certain race simply because they are members of that race would be practicing discrimination

Justipedia explains Discrimination

Essentially, discrimination is unfair treatment or unfair judgement of a person just because he or she is a member of a certain group or has certain qualities. There are many different types of discrimination. There are also laws that protect citizens from it. For example, it is illegal to discriminate against a disabled person in the work environment. It is also illegal to discriminate against people who are older. This is called age discrimination. So. an employer cannot fire an employee simply because he Is approaching age sixty.

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