Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, caste, or sex.This is not only the society that makes us weak, but it’s us who let them make us weaker.
Discrimination is treatment or making a distinction in
favor of or against, a person or thing based on the
group, class, or category to which that person or thing
is perceived to belong to rather than on individual
Under similar circumstances, when a
person with a protected
characteristic is treated less
favourably than others, it is direct
discrimination. For example– you
have the qualifications and
experience necessary for the job but
your application is turned down
because you are‘tooyoung’ or‘too
If there is a rule or policy in the workplace that puts you at a
disadvantage as compared to others, it may be considered indirect
discrimination. For example– an organization includes a clause
that forces all employees to work on Sunday. This puts Christians at
a particular disadvantage as it is common knowledge that Sunday is
a day of worship for Christians.
You have a right to challenge the clause if it affects you directly.Discrimination
on the Basis of
• GenderRacial Discrimination
Racial DiscriminationRacial (Race) Descrimination
Race discrimination involves treating
someone (an applicant or employee)
unfavorably because he/she is of a
certain race or because of personal
characteristics associated with race
(such as hair texture, skin color, or
certain facial features).Ex- It would be
discrimination if a
real estate agent
refuses to rent a
house to a person
because they are of
a particular racial
background or skin
colour.What We Mean But
• Physical features discrimination
• It is discriminate against anyone in the workplace
because of their physical appearance.
• For example-height, weight, body shape, disfigurement,
skin condition, scar or birthmark.
Also Known As
Lookism is a term used to describe discriminatory
treatment towards physically unattractive people, mainly
in the workplace but also in social settings.WHAT IS CASTE??
Social and economic divides still exist
across India. "Caste" is the term used to
describe the complex system of social
divisions that pervades life in India.
Caste is an ancient hereditary system
that developed alongside and became
intertwined with Hinduism.Continued..
Caste systems involve the division of people into social
groups (castes) where assignments of rights are
determined by birth, are fixed and hereditary.
Those who fall outside the caste system are
considered“lesser human beings”,“impure” and thus
“polluting” to other caste groups. They are known to
be“untouchable” and subjected to so-called
“untouchabilitypractices” in both public and private
spheres.E.G. You are Muslim and you wear traditional
You call about an apartment and it is
available. When you show up to look at it, the
landlord says it is rented, but ad continues to
run in the newspaper.
It is illegal to deny someone an apartment
because of their religion— or for any other
DiscriminationDiscrimination based on Gender
• The unfair treatment of a person based on his or her
gender especially against women.
• Discrimination refers to inequality.
• Gender discrimination therefore refers to inequality
between people of opposite Gender
• A most famous example of gender discrimination is the
desire of Having A Male child in the family Rather Than
Having A Female Child.
• Apart from this, one serious area of discrimination is
the gender discrimination at workplaces.Causes of Gender Discrimination
• Men dominating mentality
• Various social and religious
• Lack of strong protest by
• Family Rituals
• Physical factor(Treating
women as weaker gender)
• Work place discriminationWORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION
Gender discrimination is caused by the sense that
certain occupations are a 'man's job' or a
'woman's job'. While there are laws against this
type of discrimination, it is still often a
determining factor when hiring someone.HUMAN RIGHTS
Human Rights inc. also states that education plays
an important role in gender discrimination. In
many countries, women are forced to stay home to
clean and cook. However, men are sent to school,