Age discrimination is the act of negatively treating an employee or applicant due to age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 protects people aged 40 and older from discrimination. More »

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached successful settlements in many age discrimination cases, including ones against 3M Company and Allstate Insurance Company. In the 2011 case against 3M, the company ... More »

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Examples of age discrimination court cases include when a U.S. district court judge ordered Hawaii Healthcare Professionals to pay more than $190,000 to a woman fired because of her age and despite her positive work hist... More »

Housing discrimination encompasses the refusal to rent, sell or negotiate equal housing terms with a person based on her age, race, sex, familial status or disability. Other discriminating factors include religion, skin ... More »

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Racial, gender, age and socio-economic inequalities lead to discrimination against some people everyday. These inequalities are present in such aspects as education, the workplace, politics, community and even health car... More »

The anti-apartheid movement was an international response to the formalized discrimination policies of the National Party in South Africa, known as apartheid. The movement grew out of the boycott of South African goods t... More »

Prejudice refers to thoughts and attitudes a person holds toward a group of people, while discrimination refers to actual actions against such a group, as defined by the online Introduction to Sociology textbook from Ope... More »