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Direct discrimination

Treating an individual or group less favourably on grounds such as disability, race, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation. Direct discrimination is fairly obvious because of its explicit nature. The use of different criteria for promoting or paying male or female employees is an example of direct discrimination.

See also:

Affirmative Action
ADA
Ageism
Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)
Disability
Disability Discrimination Act - Australia
Disability Discrimination Act - UK
Equal Access
Equal Chance
Equal Opportunity Policy
Equal Share
Equality Act (UK)
Gender
Gender Discrimination
Glass Ceiling

Based on the glossary section of Human Resource Management, 4th edition.

HRM Textbooks

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management, 4th edition
by Alan Price
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
 Shortened version of Human Resource Management - concise analysis for non-specialists and one-semester courses.
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