Multiple discrimination

A person could be treated unequally when compared to another person in a similar situation on several grounds simultaneously. In such cases multiple discrimination may occur.

Multiple discrimination appears in situations when an individual experiences discrimination on various discriminatory grounds simultaneously. For example, an individual is treated less favourably not just on the grounds of ethnic origin, but also due to gender (pregnancy) or disability. 

example Multiple discrimination occurs in cases when an employer is ready to employ ethnic Latvian women or Roma men, but denies jobs to Roma women. It may also occur in cases where a nightclub permits entry to all women and heterosexual men, but denies entry to homosexual men.

In this Guide, you can read more about the most common areas of daily life where discriminatory practices may occur.

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