Essay 4 - Neha Shah Business Law 2 Essay 4 Professor...

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Neha Shah Business Law 2 Essay 4 Professor Rodriguez Within sociology, discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. Discrimination is the actual behavior towards members of another group. It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other groups. Moral philosophers have defined it as disadvantages treatment or consideration. An individual need not be actually harmed in order to be discriminated against. He or she just needs to be treated worse than others for some arbitrary reason. If someone decides to donate to help orphan children, but decides to donate less, say, to children of another skin color out of a racist attitude, he or she will be acting in a discriminatory way even if he or she actually benefits the people he or she is discriminating against by donating some amount of money to them. Employment discrimination is when an employer treats employees or job applicants unequally on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability. This is prohibited by the federal statutes. If employers adversely single out employees for reasons that aren't specifically prohibited by discrimination laws or related regulations, then employees are not protected from those types of employment discrimination. For example, if a boss
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course ECON 201 taught by Professor Bonistis during the Spring '11 term at NJIT.

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Essay 4 - Neha Shah Business Law 2 Essay 4 Professor...

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