disparate treatment
disparate treatment n: treatment of an individual (as an employee or prospective juror) that is less favorable than treatment of others for discriminatory reasons (as race, religion, national origin, sex, or disability) compare bona fide occupational qualification, disparate impact

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

disparate treatment
When two individuals are treated different based on their status or membership in a protected class.
Category: Employment Law & HR

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

disparate treatment
USA
Intentional discrimination against an employee or applicant because of their membership in a protected class or classes. For example, failure to hire, promote or provide a raise to an employee because of their Irish national origin would be disparate treatment. Disparate treatment is one of the theories of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). The other is disparate impact.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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