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Types of Discrimination

Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination happens in the workplace or during the job recruitment or hiring process when employment decisions, such as hiring, firing, pay or other work terms or conditions, are based on factors other than qualifications or job performance.

Public Accommodations Discrimination

Public accommodations discrimination happens when someone is denied access to facilities or services that are offered to the general public. A public accommodation can be a privately owned and operated business or a government facility or service.

Housing & Real Property Discrimination

Housing discrimination is the denial to rent, buy, sell or get a loan for a home. Real Property discrimination concerns the purchase, sale or lease of commercial space or other non-residential property on a fair and equal basis.