Questions tagged [discrimination]

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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Strict Scrutiny: Narrowly Tailored vs. Least Restrictive

In debates about racial discrimination, the strict scrutiny test is applied to ensure that a government law or policy does not infringe on the rights of an individual. Laws and policies can be ...
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Can one apply to be a Hooters Girl for a free settlement?

As per discussion at Is it legal to let people search for professionals by gender?, it was mentioned that customer satisfaction and preferences alone do not justify a Bona Fide Occupational ...
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Is it legal to let people search for professionals by gender?

Prompted by the list of injunction demands from a recent lawsuit against Uber, I'm curious whether or not it's legal in California, Texas and elsewhere to discriminate on a profession such as a barber ...
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What types of “discrimination” are illegal?

I once took a psychology course where the professor pointed out that the word "discrimination" can be more broad than the way it is generally used. For example, it can be considered discrimination ...
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Legal to treat customers differently based on where they live?

I work at a hotel in the United States (Georgia). Some of our rooms are pretty nice while others are in desperate need of maintenance, pest control, etc. The owner of the hotel regularly tells me not ...
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Discriminatory practices for tobacco use?

This is kind of a tricky question, or situation rather. (TLDR-skip to bold) I am a clerk at a retail establishment that sales cigarettes, as well as food and home products. My main job duty is ...
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Religious Freedom, Housing, and Apostasy

I was raised in the LDS (Mormon) church and am an official member. I am currently attending college and rooming in an apartment complex owned by said church. To make a long story short, I am now ...
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Can a school provide preferential treatment for one allergen and not another?

Our daughter is allergic to dairy milk. We provide her almond milk at home, however our school has told us we cannot bring in almond milk due to concerns about nut allergies, and that we should ...
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Sexually Discriminatory Uniform

In my school/sixth form the uniform policy states that girls are not allowed to wear trousers and boys are not allowed to wear skirts. Despite multiple attempts to come to a civil solution to this ...
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When is it okay as a retail store owner to refuse service to a customer?

I was reading about the bakery that has been fined for refusing to provide a cake for a lesbian couple: http://jezebel.com/bakery-that-refused-to-bake-cake-for-lesbian-couple-mus-1715747809 ... and ...

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