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discrimination at work

examples of discriminationWhere does discrimination occur?

In any human community or settlement, discrimination can occur.

world malnutrition and childrenWorkplace: At workplaces, some employers fail to hire people because of who they are. New staff are sometimes promoted over others who have been around longer. People’s contracts are terminated and not renewed because of their protected characteristic or association to a group

world malnutrition and childrenSchool: Children from minorities or protected characteristics have been denied admission, or scholarships, or have been excluded from educational programs.

world malnutrition and childrenHousing: Many families have had to endure long periods of hard times because landlords and housing officials have treated them unfairly. They are given all sorts of ridiculous reasons, with the intention of making the homes available to other people that they are more comfortable with.

world malnutrition and childrenPublic Places: Many people have been given disrespectful treatment at public places such as restaurants, markets, hospitals and sports facilities, just because they look like or have some characteristics that others are not comfortable with.

world malnutrition and childrenAccess to credit/funds: People have been denied credit or funds bust because they come from particular families, or are known to be from poor backgrounds, or for other reasons.

world malnutrition and childrenPolitics/Voting:
People are often prevented from being active in political groups because they are perceived to carry negative images. People have also been disenfranchised (prevented from voting) because of their social, cultural, religious or political backgrounds.

world malnutrition and childrenLaw/Police: People are sometimes treated, or profiled by police just because of their skin color or the way they dress.

world malnutrition and childrenTravel/Tourism: People have been denied visas, or harassed by security officers at the airport, or been treated unfairly because they are perceived to be troublemakers or dangerous people.

Size discrimination

Did you know that Weight/height discrimination is as prevalent as rates of racial discrimination reporteda recent Yale study especially among women. (Puhl et al 2008)

Did you know that 1 of 3 children has experienced weight bias from a teacher. (Rudd Report 2008) and 2 of every 3 children has experienced it from a classmate. (Rudd Report 2008)
—Source: Facts on size discrimination. Size discrimination is as prevalent as racial discrimination. (Puhl et al 2008) www.naafa.org.

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