I am sure that you have come across work place discrimination at some point in your work career. Here in Canada it is illegal to discriminate others in the work place and I am sure that each country has the same rules when it comes to work place laws. I believe that it is a crime that needs to be dealt with at all times.
Here is a small list of the types of work place discrimination:
This happens when employees or even executives and managers treat other races in unfair way. They don’t respect them and this affects how they are being treated. Racial discrimination is often pointed at particularly towards Aboriginal persons, but to other groups as well including African, Chinese, Japanese, South Asian, Jewish and Muslims.
This occurs when an employee is mistreated in an unfair way because of his or hers age. Older employees may be told that they are too old for this job that they are at. I have seen this happen many times. This is one of those excuses to bring in someone younger who is more enthusiastic and can cost the company a whole lot less money to keep. Same thing can happen when an employer tells a new guy that he is way too young and does not posses enough experience.
This occurs when an employer will give more respect to the men instead of the women. This has been going on for many year. People always think that men are better then women in everything that they do. This is not true at all. Women can perform the same tasks just like the men and at the same level. For example, Employers may assume that physical work is meant for men and sensitive work is for women.
Nationality and Language Discrimination:
When an employee is treated differently because of their native language or accent, this is nationality and language discrimination. For example, imagine that you speak Spanish and you have an accent. You go for a job interview somewhere in the states and the interviewer tells you that he can not hire you because you have an accent. Another example is when you do have an accent and the people at your job laugh at you behind your back and make fun of your accent. That is also considered language discrimination.
This Happens when an employee is treated unfairly by others just because of his or hers religious beliefs and backgrounds.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination:
This Occurs when an employee is treated wrongly because of his/her sexual beliefs. For example, an employer may decide not to hire a person or even fire someone just because this person is in a same sex-relationship.
This is when an employer treats someone with disability in a biased manner than someone without disability.
So these are just a few of the many Types of Work Place Discrimination.