An unlawful employment practice is a procedure, policy, or behavior that intends to discriminate against or harass a specific employee or group of employees. These practices do not serve any business-related purposes, and are not necessary in order for the employee to perform the job. Unlawful employment practices are often employed against workers due to factors such as race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability, or sexual orientation. If an employer engages in such unfair practices, he or she may be subject to legal action or termination. If an entire company or business structure engages in unlawful practices, it may be subject to legal action, fines, and citations. An unlawful employment practice will usually be classified as a type unwelcome conduct.
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