As sorrowful as it may sound, discrimination is still one of the biggest problems that people of the 21st century have to deal with.
Discrimination based on one’s gender, skin color, religious belief, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, country of origin, discrimination at the workplace in regards to anything from hiring or firing a person, the salary, working hours and so on, are just some of the most encountered types of discrimination one might find himself or herself a victim of.
So how can one stop discrimination? Can the law help with this problem? Keep on reading this article to find out the answers to these questions and more.
Anti-Discrimination Laws In Day-To-Day Life
Laws exist so that order within a society is maintained. To prevent any type of discrimination, or at least to minimize its presence in the day to day life of people from all over the world, anti-discrimination, and equality laws have been created.
This is stated in both the 2nd and the 3rd paragraph of the Rule of Law as it follows: “All persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including the State itself, are accountable to just, fair and equitable laws and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. They also dedicated themselves to respect the equal rights of all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion”.
These statements want to tell you that no matter who you are, where you are from, what you look like, what you think like, as long as you are a citizen who respects the laws of the society he or she lives in, then you will be treated fairly and equally accordingly.
There is no sign of a perfect society or perfect citizens yet, which means that discrimination still happens in some cases. And when or if this happens, do not hesitate to contact a discrimination law firm. They will help you and guide you throughout this process of fighting discrimination.
Anti-Discrimination Laws At the Workplace
The biggest need for laws that can stop discrimination was needed at the workplace. This was translated in the Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964). This law states that it is unconstitutional for employers to refuse to hire or to unjustly fire someone based on their race, origin, or color. These laws extend to healthcare benefits, holiday, promotion possibilities, and all other types of compensation.
Furthermore, the employer is prohibited from posting any hiring ad, which states a particular preference or an inclination for a specific ethnicity or race. Another law meant to stop discrimination at the workplace is the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which states that for the same type and amount of work and performance, women should receive the same compensation as men do.
In conclusion, laws are an essential part of a fair and just society, and it is no surprise that they were created to help fight against discrimination and inequality, one of the biggest problems within societies from all around the world.