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Discrimination was also related to higher levels of chronic health problems and disability in that study.
Discrimination is unlikely to be a mediator of the SES-health relationship but it may moderate the association between SES and health.
"Dimensions of perceived discrimination: The personal/group discrimination deiscrepancy." The Psychology of Prejudice: The Ontarion Symposium, Vol.
www.macses.ucsf.edu /Research/Psychosocial/notebook/discrimination.html   (2917 words)

  Discrimination - MSN Encarta
Discrimination, different treatment of others based solely on their membership in a socially distinct group or category, such as race, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, or disability.
For example, discrimination occurred if a person who was engaged in a common calling, such as an innkeeper, refused to serve an orderly patron, or if a common carrier refused to transport the goods of one person in preference to those of another.
Racial discrimination practiced against Hispanic Americans is also widespread, and has generally assumed traditional forms, including discriminatory policies in employment, housing, and access to the judicial system, but it has also involved such issues as bilingual education, fair treatment by the communications media, and prison reform.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573635/Discrimination.html   (1099 words)

  Discrimination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Age discrimination is discrimination against a person or group on the grounds of age.
Sexual orientation discrimination is discrimination against individuals, couples or groups based on sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation.
Reverse discrimination is a term used to describe perceived discriminatory policies or acts that benefit a historically sociopolitically nondominant group (typically women and minorities), at the expense of a historically sociopolitically dominant group (typically men and majority races).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Discrimination   (1981 words)

 Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Lawyer
Employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims can be difficult because the employee has to prove that the reason he was fired (wrongful termination), not hired, not promoted, or otherwise harassed is because of his (or her) “protected classification”.
In the case of religious discrimination, and disability discrimination, it may also be illegal for an employer to deny reasonable accommodations to an employee.
Your lawyer must be familiar with the intricacies of the laws, the statutes of limitation, the physical and emotional effects of litigation on her clients, the interaction of various laws, and the rules of procedure in your state.
www.madufflaw.com /discrimination   (1169 words)

Discrimination has not been eliminated; it cannot be eliminated, by the very nature of things.
The prevailing attitudes about discrimination in employment, in friendships, or in anything else, are based on the assumption that discrimination leads to conflict, and that legislation against it is necessary to keep order and the peace.
Wherever personal rights to discriminate and choose are violated, either by a sweep of emotional sentiments or by law, peaceful solutions to Nature's laws of limitations are replaced with chaos and conflict.
www.fff.org /freedom/1090c.asp   (897 words)

 Reverse discrimination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reverse discrimination is a contreversial term used to describe perceived discriminatory policies or acts that benefit a historically sociopolitically nondominant group (typically women and minorities), at the expense of a historically sociopolitically dominant group (typically men and majority races).
In the early 20th century, as numerous societies and countries began to believe that both contemporary and historic discrimination had resulted in an unfair and unjust social structure, some governments and companies instituted policies intended to redress this imbalance.
Critics of reverse discrimination, typically in the politically and socially dominant groups, believe proponents take a situational stand where a principled stand is more appropriate, arguing that the practice replaces one form of discrimination with another.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reverse_discrimination   (456 words)

 Employment discrimination - Wex
In the employment context the right of equal protection limits the power of the state and federal governments to discriminate in their employment practices by treating employees, former employees, or job applicants unequally because of membership in a group (such as a race or sex).
Discrimination in the private sector is not directly constrained by the Constitution, but has become subject to a growing body of federal and state statutes.
It prohibits discrimination based on a physical or mental handicap by employers engaged in interstate commerce and state governments.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/employment_discrimination.html   (1097 words)

 Age Discrimination: Encyclopedia of Small Business
Age discrimination is the practice of letting a person's age unfairly become a factor when deciding who receives a new job, promotion, or other job benefit.
To prove his or her case, the plaintiff can present direct evidence of discrimination (such as when the person was plainly told they were being fired because they are too old for the job), prove that a pattern of discrimination exists through the use of statistical analysis, or provide circumstantial evidence that discrimination occurred.
The court ruled that all the employee had to do to prove discrimination was prove that the company's original reason for firing him was false.
business.enotes.com /small-business-encyclopedia/age-discrimination   (1495 words)

Discrimination and the Oregon Educator may be granted upon receipt of a written request to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
Employment Discrimination: ORS 659.010 to 659.030 prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of an employee's race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, juvenile arrest record or age if the employee is age 18 or older.
Employment Discrimination based on disability: ORS 659.400 to 659.460 prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of an employee's disability.
www.tspc.state.or.us /pub.asp?id=1   (5270 words)

 GayLawNet - Discrimination
Discrimination on the basis of presumed sexual orientation or characteristics associated with a particular sexual orientation is also illegal under the Victorian Act.
Discrimination means treating somebody who has, or is thought to have, a disability, less favourably than someone who does not have a disability, in the same or similar circumstances.
It is against the law to discriminate against a person (after 1 January 1996) on the basis of their sexual orientation by failing to select them for a sporting team or excluding them from participating in a sporting activity.
www.gaylawnet.com /info/discrim.html   (2152 words)

 Workplace Fairness - Short-Changed || discrimination
In 1967, Congress prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of age and, in 1990, prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of disability.
Although discrimination against African Americans was the primary reason for enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, African Americans have faced the stiffest opposition in their attempts to obtain fair and nondiscriminatory treatment in the workplace.
Pregnant women suffer from discrimination in hiring, promotion, and job performance evaluation because of false assumptions about their ability to work, and women with family care giving responsibilities are disadvantaged by employer insensitivity to the family responsibilities of their employees.
www.workplacefairness.org /sc/discrimination.php   (671 words)

 Stigma, discrimination and attitudes to HIV & AIDS
Discrimination has spread rapidly, fuelling anxiety and prejudice against the groups most affected, as well as those living with HIV or AIDS.
But the disease is also associated with stigma, repression and discrimination, as individuals affected (or believed to be affected) by HIV have been rejected by their families, their loved ones and their communities.
Combating the stigma and discrimination against people who are affected by HIV/AIDS is as important as developing the medical cures in the process of preventing and controlling the global epidemic.
www.avert.org /aidsstigma.htm   (2409 words)

 Civil rights - Wex
Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class.
Many of these statutes are still in force today and protect individuals from discrimination and from the deprivation of their civil rights.
Discrimination based on "race, color, religion, or national origin" in public establishments that had a connection to interstate commerce or was supported by the state is prohibited.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/civil_rights.html   (810 words)

 Discrimination, by Linda Gorman: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Although most people abhor discrimination on the basis of characteristics such as race and sex, they generally applaud those who discriminate against the lazy, the dishonest, and the unproductive by paying them lower wages, firing them, or refusing to hire them in the first place.
Since a few owners may be willing and able to pay for their desire to discriminate against fls, competition does not necessarily bankrupt all firms practicing unfair discrimination.
One railroad manager complained that racial discrimination increased costs because it required that the company "haul around a good deal of empty space that is assigned to the colored people and not available to both races." Racial discrimination also upset some paying customers.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Discrimination.html   (1983 words)

 Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions And Answers
It is illegal to discriminate against an individual because of birthplace, ancestry, culture, or linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group.
The EPA prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the payment of wages or benefits, where men and women perform work of similar skill, effort, and responsibility for the same employer under similar working conditions.
The employer also may be required to take corrective or preventive actions to cure the source of the identified discrimination and minimize the chance of its recurrence, as well as discontinue the specific discriminatory practices involved in the case.
www.eeoc.gov /facts/qanda.html   (3753 words)

 Discrimination Attorneys
Discrimination attorneys represent victims of systemic discrimination in voting, housing, business, employment (job), federal and state government services, medical services, education and public accommodations (e.g., hotels, restaurants, theaters, public transportation, public parks, gas stations, bars, taverns, and places of entertainment in general).
Discrimination is the unlawful and intentional act of unfair treatment of a person based on race, ethnicity, sex (gender), religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, and age.
Discrimination Attorneys many times need to represent a worker who has been discriminated against in being treated differently (typically worse) than others in the workforce due to his/her race, gender (sex), national origin, religion, age, or disability.
www.lawinfo.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/Client.lawarea/categoryid/83   (528 words)

 PDHRE: Discrimination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Every child shall have, without any discrimination as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, national or social origin, property or birth, the right to such measures of protection as are required by his status as a minor....
States Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate racial discrimination in all its forms and to guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of...
without discrimination of any kind irrespective of the child's or his or her parent's or legal guardian's race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status.
www.pdhre.org /rights/discrimination.html   (2475 words)

 Small business: discrimination and harrassment by GotTrouble.com
But an employer covered by discrimination laws can't discriminate against you because you are in a certain "protected" class of people, such as a racial or religious minority.
The federal law that prohibits most workplace discrimination (including race discrimination, sex discrimination, and national origin discrimination) is called Title 7 of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.
As a result, a small employer might be able to discriminate against you without violating federal law.
www.gottrouble.com /legal/business/discrimination_harassment.html   (308 words)

As parents of children with special needs you need to be aware of the impact of discrimination in the life of your children.
Because discrimination exists in our society, you as parents of children with disabilities, handicaps and special needs will be negatively impacted.
Step 2: Once you have identified whether or not you and your target child are experiencing discrimination, list the negative effects this discrimination is having on: (1) your child, (2) your family, (3) your spouse, (4) your extended family, and (5) you.
www.coping.org /specialneeds/discrim.htm   (1975 words)

 Age Discrimination
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age.
Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.
It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the ADEA.
www.eeoc.gov /types/age.html   (699 words)

 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.
Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
They are also committed to submit national reports, at least every four years, on measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations.
www.un.org /womenwatch/daw/cedaw   (422 words)

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