discrimination
I (bigotry) noun bias, blind zeal, class prejudice, favoritism, illiberality, intolerance, opinionativeness, preference, prejudice, race hatred, race prejudice, racialism, racism, unfairness, want of forbearance associated concepts: blacklist, civil rights act, compelling state interest, discrimination based on sex, discrimination in hiring and tenure, due process clause, equal protection, illegal discrimination, invidious discrimination, overwhelming state interest, prejudicial discrimination, race discrimination, rational basis, reasonable classification, unjust discrimination II (differentiation) noun analysis, appraisal, appreciation, assessment, comprehension, consideration, contemplation, contrasting, demarcation, discrimen, disequalization, distinctio, distinction, distinguishment, division, estimation, examination, evaluation, individualization, segregation, separation, setting apart, weighing associated concepts: compelling state interest, equal protection III (good judgment) noun acumen, acuteness, circumspection, discernment, discreetness, discretion, good sense, insight, intellegentia, intelligence, intuition, iudicium, judiciousness, knowledge, perception, perspicacity, perspicuity, prudence, prudentia, rationality, reason, sagacity, shrewdness, sound reasoning, thoughtfulness, understanding IV index alternative (option), caliber (mental capacity), choice (alternatives offered), decorum, diagnosis, difference, discretion (power of choice), discretion (quality of being discreet), distinction (difference), expedience, favoritism, inequity, insight, intolerance, judgment (discernment), nuance, partiality, particularity, perception, prejudice (preconception), propriety (correctness), prudence, reason (sound judgment), sagacity, segregation (isolation by races), sensibility, severance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


discrimination
Under a range of different kinds of legislation, the law prohibits discrimination against various sectors of the workforce. Conduct is generally discriminatory where it may be considered to disadvantage a person of a particular sex or race, union members or non-members, ex-offenders, or from late 1996, the disabled. It may occur at recruitment, whilst employed or through termination. It is particularly important because in sex or race discrimination cases, the qualifying period of continuous employment for bringing a claim for dismissal does not apply when based upon discrimination and in such cases the limit on the amount an industrial tribunal may award is not applicable.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


discrimination
n.
Unequal or unfair treatment of people based on categories such as sex, race, religion, or age, when by all rights they should be treated fairly.
v.
discriminate See also civil rights, Americans with Disabilities Act

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


discrimination
1. in the law of the UK, unfavourable treatment based on some disapproved ground. See sex discrimination, race discrimination.
2. in the Community law of the European Union (EU), one of the key principles enunciated under Article 7, whereby discrimination based upon the nationality of a worker within the EU is abolished. See also free movement of persons.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


discrimination
To treat similarly situated people differently on the basis of a protected characteristic, such as race, gender, or disability.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

discrimination
In Great Britain it is unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of sex, marital status, civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability and (since 1 October 2006) age. See direct discrimination; indirect discrimination; victimisation; harassment; and disability discrimination.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


discrimination
n. The act of denying rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others, to an individual or group of people because of their race, age, gender, handicap or other defining characteristic.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


discrimination
In constitutional law, the grant by statute of particular privileges to a class arbitrarily designated from a sizable number of persons, where no reasonable distinction exists between the favored and disfavored classes. Federal laws, supplemented by court decisions, prohibit discrimination in such areas as employment, housing, voting rights, education, and access to public facilities. They also proscribe discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, nationality, disability, or religion. In addition, state and local laws can prohibit discrimination in these areas and in others not covered by federal laws.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


discrimination
In constitutional law, the grant by statute of particular privileges to a class arbitrarily designated from a sizable number of persons, where no reasonable distinction exists between the favored and disfavored classes. Federal laws, supplemented by court decisions, prohibit discrimination in such areas as employment, housing, voting rights, education, and access to public facilities. They also proscribe discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, nationality, disability, or religion. In addition, state and local laws can prohibit discrimination in these areas and in others not covered by federal laws.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

discrimination
n.
   unequal treatment of persons, for a reason which has nothing to do with legal rights or ability. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment, availability of housing, rates of pay, right to promotion, educational opportunity, civil rights, and use of facilities based on race, nationality, creed, color, age, sex or sexual orientation. The rights to protest discrimination or enforce one's rights to equal treatment are provided in various federal and state laws, which allow for private lawsuits with the right to damages. There are also federal and state commissions to investigate and enforce equal rights.
   See also: civil rights

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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