Termination: Why The Women Of Wall Street: Discrimination In The Workplace

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Wall street, where the business is run in the city of New York, opportunities arise for employment. Both employers and employees have benefits when working together, hence the employer will only hire the employee once they evaluate and see the qualification within the employee. In some cases, employees are not selected because of discrimination. Employer can discriminate for race, sex, gender, origin, or disability.
According to the business dictionary, discrimination is defined as a “bias or prejudice resulting in denial of opportunity, or unfair treatment regarding selection, promotion, or transfer. Discrimination is practiced commonly on the grounds of age, disability, ethnicity, origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, etc. factors
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Nadine Mentor, 29 years old, a bank team leader, employed by Citigroup was terminated for discrimination on her qualifications. Nadine was discriminated because she was working in the department of business as she always put her best foot forward, but was later told she is a waste of money to the company. Nadine was far more qualified than the other team leads, hence the company wants to get rid of Nadine and replace her with another gentleman who was receiving less salary and did not meet the qualification. Nadine felt as if she was being discriminated for her gender, as the team leaders of the entire department were men. Nadine raised her voice and spoke up for what was right. As Nadine was terminated, she has noticed a trend, where all women of the company were slowly getting terminated. Nadine had discussed this with her lawyer and has then filed a lawsuit with …show more content…
Individuals believe in their own religion, as there are many in the world. It is discrimination if one is not hired because you do not accept their religion. As per my family I come from a Sikh family, where the guys in the family wear a turban as a part of our tradition and religion. Something very similar has occurred to a Roman Catholic woman employed with Manhattan’s frame and watch wholesale store. The employee, Jamie Errico was told not to wear crucifix while she is working, especially since the store is very close Times Square in Manhattan New York. As the store owner, Saul Jemal, has pulled Jamie to the side and stated, “remove it or tuck it under her shirt, and never wear it again” (Sutherland, 2). As Jamie was a religious Roman Catholic, she felt very offended and discriminated for her religion. An employer shall never discriminate for ones religion, as all jobs are protected against the Equal Opportunity Act. As the case was presented at Manhattan Supreme Court, Jemal allowed the employees to wear their religion gears. The Jewish men wore their Yarmulkes and women were allowed to wear the Star of David necklaces. As a store owner Jemal should not have kept double standards, as it should be equal across the board. Errico would allow the Jewish employees to leave early on the eve of important religious holidays, but kept other employees to the end of their shift. As her

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