To what extent can we carry on the concept of discrimination?

What is the concept of discrimination?

Discrimination is the unfair or prejudicial treatment of people and groups based on characteristics such as race, gender, age or sexual orientation.

What are the reasons for discrimination in society?

People may be discriminated against because of their age, disability, ethnicity, origin, political belief, race, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, language, culture and on many other grounds.

Can discrimination ever be justified?

The Equality Act says discrimination can be justified if the person who’s discriminating against you can show it’s a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. If necessary, it’s the courts which will decide if discrimination can be justified.

What is wrong with discrimination?

Discrimination strikes at the very heart of being human. It is harming someone’s rights simply because of who they are or what they believe. Discrimination is harmful and perpetuates inequality.

How does discrimination affect society?

Discrimination affects people’s opportunities, their well-being, and their sense of agency. Persistent exposure to discrimination can lead individuals to internalize the prejudice or stigma that is directed against them, manifesting in shame, low self-esteem, fear and stress, as well as poor health.

What are some examples of discrimination?

Types of Discrimination

  • Age Discrimination.
  • Disability Discrimination.
  • Sexual Orientation.
  • Status as a Parent.
  • Religious Discrimination.
  • National Origin.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Sexual Harassment.

How can you discriminate against someone?

How you can be discriminated against

  1. direct discrimination – treating someone with a protected characteristic less favourably than others.
  2. indirect discrimination – putting rules or arrangements in place that apply to everyone, but that put someone with a protected characteristic at an unfair disadvantage.

What is positive discrimination in the workplace?

Positive discrimination is the practice of favouring someone due to ‘protected characteristics’ – in an attempt to reduce inequality. The goal is usually to increase the number of minority background employees in a business.

Is it ever appropriate to discriminate based on age?

No. While federal law does not protect teen workers from employment discrimination based on age, it is still illegal for teens, and others under age 40, to discriminate against or harass older workers because of their age.

How can discrimination affect a person’s daily life?

Discrimination experiences were associated with poorer self-rated health, greater depression, and greater relationship strain. Having a partner who has been discriminated against was associated with poorer self-rated health (for men only), greater depression, and greater relationship strain.

How does discrimination affect the development of a country?

Discrimination in the workplace results in low productivity, which in turn drives the economy backwards. According to the International Labor Organization, women are by the most discriminated in the workplace, with the pay gap between the sexes still significant in most countries [15].

What is the impact of discrimination in the workplace?

People who feel discriminated against are often less engaged, have poorer wellbeing, and, logically, would prefer to work elsewhere. Their employers are less profitable as a result.

What is a real life example of discrimination?

The dentist says she is not prepared to treat her anymore because of her behaviour. The dentist is refusing Jeannette a service because of behaviour related to her disability. This may be discrimination arising from disability.