Direct Discrimination

Direct discrimination is when someone is treated less favourably than another person because of a protected characteristic such as Race'>race, Gender'>gender, Age'>age, or Disability'>disability. It is illegal and can be challenged in court.

Direct Discrimination

Direct discrimination is a form of discrimination that occurs when an individual is treated less favorably than another person in a similar situation due to their Race'>race, Gender'>gender, Age'>age, Disability'>disability, sexual orientation, Religion'>religion, or other protected characteristic. It is illegal in many countries, including the United States, and is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Direct discrimination can take many forms, including refusing to hire someone based on their Race'>race or Gender'>gender, paying someone less than another person for the same job, or denying someone access to a service or facility based on their Religion'>religion. It can also include making assumptions about someone’s abilities or qualifications based on their Race'>race, Gender'>gender, or other protected characteristic.

Direct discrimination is often difficult to prove, as it is often based on assumptions or stereotypes. It is important to note that direct discrimination can also be unintentional, and can occur even when an employer or service provider does not intend to discriminate.

In the United States, direct discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or applicants based on Race'>race, color, Religion'>religion, sex, or national origin. It also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain about discrimination.

In addition to Title VII, many states have their own laws prohibiting direct discrimination. These laws may provide additional protections for certain classes of people, such as those with disabilities or those in the LGBTQ+ community.

It is important to remember that direct discrimination is illegal and can have serious consequences for employers and service providers. If you believe you have been the victim of direct discrimination, it is important to speak to an attorney who can help you understand your rights and determine the best course of action.