24 March 2014
Equality and fair treatment are among the key pillars of harmonious societies. Equal opportunity and treatment allows all in society to contribute fully to development and share equitably in the benefits deriving from their labour. However, discrimination based on bias and prejudices still pervades all spheres of life, especially in the workplace. Discrimination in the workplace occurs when a person or group of persons is excluded from an opportunity, preferred over another, or treated differently on the basis of personal characteristics not related to genuine job requirements.