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Difference Between Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

Many employees fail to realize that there is a difference in harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Under federal and state regulations, it is unlawful to discriminate against or harass someone that works for the employer. Below are examples of differences between harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Harassment in the Workplace Harassment in the workplace includes the following. Telling jokes that are insulting about certain racial groups or certain genders Sending emails that are illicit or sexual Having screensavers or posters that are offensive or pornographic in nature Putting down or picking on someone’s religion or ethnicity Asking questions that are considered to be too personal about someone’s personal life or that are sexual in nature Openly being racial... Read More