Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination is basing employment decisions on criteria unrelated to the applicant’s qualifications for the job, generally related to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, and so on. In an effort to have employees and applicants for employment judged on the basis of their qualifications for the job rather than on the artificial basis of prejudgments about a group the employee or applicant may belong to, in the United States, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of certain criteria set out in federal and state statutes. Under federal law, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate primarily on the basis of race, color, gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment, and gender identity), ...

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