Color discrimination takes place whenever an employee experiences discrimination rooted in the shade of his or her skin color. One thing to bear in mind with this type of discrimination is that it’s not the same as racial discrimination, as people of the same race can have different skin tones. What’s more is color discrimination can also occur whenever a person is discriminated against either for associating with or being married to someone of a specific skin complexion or color. In addition to discrimination, an employee can face harassment due to her or his skin color in the form of racial slurs, being subjected to racially-offensive symbols or being subjected to derogatory remarks made about her or his skin color.
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978
- reverse discrimination
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
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