n Occupational Health Southern Africa - Inequality in the workplace : what constitutes unfair discrimination?

Volume 25 Number 6
  • ISSN : 1024-6274
  • E-ISSN: 2226-6097



Many people do not clearly understand the definition of discrimination, and are therefore uncertain if they should report perceived discrimination in the workplace, and how to go about reporting it. In the workplace, discrimination is the show of favour or bias, towards or against, a person on arbitrary grounds, such as race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family responsibility, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, HIV status, conscience, belief, political opinion, culture, language or birth, by an employer or another employee.

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