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Discrimination is the favourable or unfavourable treatment of a person or thing based on criteria other than individual merit - for example, gender, race, or other categories the person or thing belongs to. Not all discrimination is unlawful.

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Can restaurants charge differently based on customer's language?

I greeted some Chinese friends who just arrived at an airport. They were hungry after a long flight so we ate lunch inside the airport. We sat down and opened the menu in Chinese. We ordered some food ...
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Can typical US employers legally fire green card holders for refusing to apply for naturalization?

8 USC §1324b(a)(3)(B) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against permanent residents, unless said permanent residents have failed to apply for naturalization within 6 months of becoming ...
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When is age discrimination actually illegal?

Any information page on the protections of the Equality Act 2010 will list age among the protected characteristics, which it clearly is. But a host of provisions seem to make exceptions to this ...
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Is it allowed for a French company to only accept French passports for registration for a service

La Poste has an online identification system called "l'identité numérique" for which registration requires a French passport or "Titre de séjour français" see this. As a non-French ...
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Is it illegal to refuse a man to enter a Women's Only Poker Tournament?

I read a story about men entering women's only poker tournaments. One example from the article states that eight men joined the field of over 1000 female poker players in the $1,000 buy-in 2009 WSOP ...
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Are women only scholarships legal under Irish / EU law?

As a student of a software engineering course I tend to receive tech related emails. Over the last year I've received 3 scholarship related emails of which all were titled with something along the ...
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Is it illegal to restrict types of shifts available to women?

The scenario I'm imagining is a part-time job, where there's no sex discrimination in the actual hiring based on sex, but the type (and possibly) quantity of shifts available is restricted by sex. ...
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Can a contract stop part-time employees (but not full time employees) getting a second part-time job?

I am currently considering a funded PhD post. They allow both full-time and part-time applications. They were very clear that if you do the PhD part-time, you at not allowed to do any other paid work, ...
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Is cancelling Work From Home Gender/Disability discimination under the Civil Rights Act/ADA

I just read this article about Musk/Twitter being sued for gender discrimination for laying off more women than men: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-accused-targeting-women-layoffs-new-...
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Does the acceptance of a 'legitimate aim' in the context of Article 8 ECHR also imply its acceptance in the context of Article 14 ECHR?

Suppose that the European Court of Human Rights qualifies a certain policy aim, such as the protection of the Member State's health system, as constituting a 'legitimate aim' in the context of Article ...
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Legal hurdles to providing personalized service based on protected demographics?

I am a computer scientist and UI/UX designer working on a fun project - perfect interface discrimination. Essentially, in the same vein as perfect price discrimination, I want to create a system that ...
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How is the EEOC "four-fifths rule" discrimination rule applied when rates are small?

The U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in their UNIFORM GUIDELINES ON EMPLOYEE SELECTION PROCEDURES specifies: A selection rate for any race, sex, or ethnic group which is less ...
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ADA and reasonable accommodations

https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/jobapplicant.html Q: Is it a reasonable accommodation to request to remove all the oral interviews for a candidate programmer who has, for instance, social phobia? Or the ...
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Providing services to only nationals (eu country)

Within the EU, are there any provisions which discuss how businesses should/are allowed to treat customers based on type of residence. Context: First heard about a shop which was refusing to sell to ...
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Must Waitrose modify its free coffee machines for Barbara?

Waitrose has a policy of giving one free coffee from an automatic dispensing machine per day to its Waitrose card holders if they make any other purchase using their MyQaitrose card. Barbara suffers a ...
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Can selective assertion/enforcement of legitimate rights be discriminatory?

A shop exists where a tonne of shoplifting takes place by people of all races. But the security guard only calls the police on the black shoplifters. A pawn shop gives collaterally secured loans to ...
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What factors could determine whether any type of ideological carnivorism would be a protected philosophical belief as well as veganism?

There seems a persistent intuitive urge to apply the broader principle of non discrimination within the equality act, which is to say that “if veganism is to be a PPB then so should carnivorism” in ...
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May the Justification of a "Legitimate Aim" in an Article 14 ECHR Case be Arbitrary in Light of Other Freedoms?

I'm learning about Article 14 of the ECHR and am a bit confused by the practicalities of its application. I understand something must fall within the ambit of another Convention right, and that there ...
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Are benefits available only to people with certain mental health conditions legal in the UK?

I work in the UK. Recently, my employer introduced benefits for people with certain medical conditions (including mental health problems)—i.e., only people suffering from the condition would receive ...
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Is it "reasonable" to discriminate on the basis of "experience" in employment (anti-discrimination law)

Anti-discrimination statutes in most Western jurisdictions prohibit a broad range of age discrimination in employment. So far as I can see, most statutes of this kind draw a distinction between ...
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USA apartment rent application: is it legal to require employment?

When applying to rent an apartment in any state of the USA, is there any federal regulation that prevents the landlord from requiring the applicant to provide a proof of past/present employment, while ...
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Does what I describe constitute sexual harassment?

I went to see a therapist for help with my mental health and relationship issues, and after a series of events she spread open her legs in a sexually suggestive manner while telling me I was in a ...
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Do practices, criteria, or provisions applied not of A’s own initiative but by statutory mandate have relevance to the Equality Act?

The equality act in various contexts including those concerning indirect discrimination and the duty to make reasonable adjustments, refers to “practices, criteria or provisions” that may be applied ...
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