Discrimination Based on Race, Color, and National Origin
Learn how Title VII defines and protects against discrimination based on race, color, and national origin.
Workplace discrimination can take many forms; some of them are obvious and some aren’t. As an introduction to Title VII, let’s consider how issues of race, color, and national origin might arise.
A nurse worked at a hospital, which adopted a no-beard policy for all male employees. In announcing the policy, the hospital administration explained that clean-shaven employees would project a more professional image than employees with beards. The hospital offered no medical or safety reason for the...