This paper is over discrimination in the workplace. I will discuss an incident of
discrimination that I experienced as a relative to the victim. Along with a detailed
description of this event, I will compare the rights of others who are not considered
employees of an organization as they pertain to this case. This is written in APA format.
Discrimination any situation in which a group or individual is treated unfavorably
based on prejudice, usually against their membership of a socially distinct group or
category. Such categories include ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, socio-
economic status, age, and disability. Discrimination applying to the equal availability of
employment opportunities, housing, and goods and services is widely legislated against.
Racial discrimination, treatment of individuals unfavorably compared to others on the
grounds of their race. The right not to be discriminated against is a staple in several
international conventions on human rights, and in many national constitutions.
ability to sue for damages is also a right in many discrimination cases. I chose a case
based on sexual discrimination because I had an aunt that experienced such an incident.
While it never went to trial and was settled out of court, many federal employment laws
that have been enacted, apply to her case.
There are different forms to claim sexual harassment according to federal
law. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, "quid pro quo" is the claim my
aunt had made in her place of work. As a single, 23 year old teacher who just graduated
college, she accepted a job teaching at an elementary school. She quickly became
uncomfortable with the principal of that school who was constantly flirting with her.
After the kids were let out at the end of the day, the principal...