discrimination collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

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unfair treatment because of religion, race etc


Adjectives frequently used with discrimination
types of discrimination: ethnic, racial, religious, sexualThe Commission for Racial Equality exists to tackle racial discrimination and promote racial equality.obvious or direct: blatant, direct, overtDirect discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably than others on grounds of sex or on racial grounds.not direct: indirectCompanies may be guilty of indirect discrimination without knowing it.unfair or illegal: unfair, unjustifiable, unjustified, unlawfulAll advertisements must be free from any unlawful discrimination.giving special benefits to someone: positiveIt is possible to offer more favourable treatment to disabled people and students as long as this does not take the form of positive discrimination.claimed but not proved: allegedYou must make your complaint no later than three months after the date of the alleged discrimination.happening frequently: systematicWoemn are everywhere victims of systematic discrimination, oppression and sexual abuse.in a particular company or profession: institutionalThe Disability Discrimination Act calls for the public sector to root out institutional discrimination and create positive attitudes towards disabled people.
Nouns frequently used before discrimination
age, disability, employment, gender, race, sex, sexual-orientationHe has recently appeared in cases of sex discrimination, disability discrimination and whistle-blowing.
Verbs frequently used with discrimination
experience discrimination: experience, face, sufferOne mother thought she faced discrimination because she was too old, and one because she was too young.end or prevent discrimination: avoid, challenge, combat, eliminate, end, fight, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, tackleTwo weeks ago the government announced draft legislation to outlaw age discrimination in the workplace.allow discrimination to continue: institutionalize, justify, perpetuate, tolerateThe bill actually perpetuates existing discrimination by religious organizations.be considered discrimination: amount to, constituteWhere an employer refuses a request for part-time working, a refusal may amount to indirect sex discrimination.
Nouns + of frequently used before discrimination
formSussex Police prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer, encouraging diversity and working hard to stamp out any form of discrimination.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with discrimination
abuse, bias, harassment, intolerance, oppression, persecution, prejudice, racism, stigmaHe collected evidence of numerous incidents of persecution and discrimination against Christians.
 
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