What Are Some Effects of Discrimination in the Workplace?

Source: UpCounsel

There is a seemingly endless number of behaviors that meet the definition of discrimination in the workplace when they’re used as a result of someone’s personal characteristics or an employee reporting the incident to management. Here are a few of the most common:

  • Denial of employee compensation or benefits
  • Denial of disability leave, maternity leave, or retirement options
  • Termination
  • Loss of shifts or less desirable shift
  • Suggestion of a preferred candidate on a job advertisement based on personal characteristics
  • Denial of use of company facilities or benefits
  • Favoritism when issuing promotions or company restructuring
  • Exclusion of candidates from the hiring process
  • Off-color comments or inappropriate jokes that cause stress to an employee

While these are just a few of the types of discrimination, it’s also important to note that it can come in many ways. Discrimination can be indirect, direct, unintentional, or intentional.

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