Yes, this involves discrimination on account of race/color/nationality.
Civil and Labor laws protect every individual from being discriminated upon in the workplace regardless of the industry or sector to which one belongs. The scope refers to all. Thus, it is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Any stereotyping and assumptions about the abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups is considered as discrimination.
I hope this clears things up.
Social Media Manager of Mike Austin
Business Builder of New Jersey
yes it is discrimination
you cannot withhold a promotion to someone who is otherwise qualified for the job based on the persons race
MAYBE it is not discrimination BUT it definitely could be......
generally for an employers actions to meet the definition of discrimination they must be more then simple teasing, or off-handed comments, and be part of a pattern of treatment.
this was a stupid comment to make, it would be illegal and discriminatory if the company actually held this to be true and made employment decision based on this stereotype BUT this particular instance probably does NOT meet the definition of illegal discrimination......
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