Discrimination is the unequal treatment of any person based on their race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class. Harassment is a form of discrimination that includes conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create a working, educational or living environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive.
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Below are some examples of conduct that may constitute discrimination or harassment:
- Offensive jokes or slurs based on someone’s race, color, disability or another characteristic of their identity as a member of a protected class.
- Ridiculing someone or showing offensive objects or images, based on their religion or citizenship/residency in a country with a dominant religion or distinct religious identity.
- Denying someone employment or a promotion based on age.
- Punishing or taking negative action against someone in response to their report of discrimination or harassment.