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Discrimination

In today's workplace, it is less common to find overt or blatant examples of racism or sexism than it was 50 years ago. However, discrimination cases continue to be filed, and often these complaints contain the phrases disparate treatment or disparate impact.

Discuss the following:

* What is the difference between disparate treatment and disparate impact as they apply to employment practices?
* What is the relationship between protected classes of people and the concept of disparate impact?
* Provide an example of an employment practice that can be described as having a disparate impact, and include who would be affected by this practice.
* In your opinion, how far has the U.S. workplace come in terms of reducing discrimination in its hiring, promotion, and other employment practices?
* What further changes (if any) would you like to see?

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The difference between disparate treatment and disparate impact as they apply to employment practices are worth noting. Disparate treatment is when someone is treated differently than others within the work environment due to their protected class (US Legal, 2011). In regards to disparate impact, this means using discrimination with their protected class (HR Guide, 2011). As one can tell, they both overlap and can make a difference on whether or not a person decides to go to court over discrimination based off an employer's poor choice to discriminate against others.

The relationship between protected classes of people and the concept of disparate impact is quite interesting. In regards to protected class, this includes race or color, national origin, sex and ...

Solution Summary

This solution discussed disparate treatment and disparate impact as well as provided opinion throughout it.

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