When an Aboriginal is refused service in an hotel, or a woman is denied full membership of the local golf club, or a long serving employee is sacked because of age, they have been discriminated against. They have been treated less favourably than others in the same situation because they belong to a particular group or because of stereotyped ideas about people who belong to that group. If a woman is denied a promotion at work because she is a woman or because the boss believes that women are more emotional than men and do not work well under stress, for example, that would be discrimination.
"A major victory for working women: Discrimination takes a beating,"
The National Legal Eagle:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol1/iss1/2