Have you been discriminated against in your work place? First, let’s see what discrimination looks like.
- Interference in doing your job
- Making changes to your job in a way that is disadvantageous to you
- Treatment that is different from everyone else
- Refusal to employ you
- Unfair dismissal
- Being given different pay or conditions to others who are doing the same job.
So you can see that discrimination is not the same as harassment. It is basically when you are treated unfairly because of what you stand for or who you are. It could simply be because you are a female that you are subjected to different treatment, refused work that you are well qualified for, or paid less than your male counterparts.
The reality is that the two often go together because when you are treated differently the form it can take may be verbal or emotional abuse and sometimes even sexual harassment.
Any kind of discrimination in the workplace is illegal and there are laws to protect everyone from it, not just women. So whether it is your gender, race, physical attributes, religious or political belief or activity, sexual orientation, age, parental status or several other reasons that has caused it, there is no need to suffer in silence.