Discrimination in employment is illegal when the treatment is based on a personal characteristic or status, such as sex or race, which is protected under anti-discrimination laws. Discrimination can be expressed through harassment, which is when a boss, supervisor, or co-worker says or does something that creates an intimidating, hostile or threatening work environment. Harassment is illegal if it is based on a personal characteristic or status protected under antidiscrimination laws. To be illegal, the harassment must be so severe or pervasive that it interferes with the employee’s ability to perform the job. Several federal and state laws protect people against discrimination in employment.
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