The Different Forms of Employment Discrimination
Employment discrimination can take many forms, including ageism, racism, sexism, disability discrimination, and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Discrimination can occur during the hiring process, in the workplace, or during termination. Victims of discrimination can feel powerless, hopeless, and isolated.
The Impact of Employment Discrimination on Mental Health and Well-being
The experience of employment discrimination can cause significant mental and emotional distress. Discrimination can affect an individual’s sense of self-worth, identity, and belongingness. It can also lead to feelings of shame, humiliation, and anger. Prolonged exposure to discrimination can cause severe psychological damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).