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Discrimination, Employment

  • By: Faye J. Crosby & Benjamin F. Gray
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

Employment discrimination occurs when employers differentiate among workers or potential workers using criteria that are not related to the assigned work and that may have to do with categorizations of people into groups. Sometimes an employer—which may be a firm or ...

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