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What is Perceptive Race Discrimination?

Perceptive race discrimination occurs when a worker or group of workers are treated less favourably for a reason about which it would be unlawful to use if it were true. 

So, if an employer or potential employer treats an individual differently because they believe he or she belongs to a different race that is called perceptive race discrimination.

An example of this would be an employer rejecting a job application from Helen Gorki, because he assumed Helen was Polish and did not want to employ a Polish worker.  That is perceptive discrimination.

Another example would be, if you tell your employer your husband’s name is Mohammed, and your employer makes remarks to suggest that your husband is a terrorist, that would also be perceptive race discrimination.