discriminate against (someone or something)

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discriminate against (someone or something)

To impose limitations on a particular person or group for prejudicial reasons. Those who continue to discriminate against people of color will continue to meet resistance from those who believe in equality.
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discriminate against someone or something

to single out a type of person or thing for special negative treatment or denial of equal treatment; to act in a prejudicial manner against someone or something. This law discriminates against short people. You discriminate against people in wheelchairs.
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We look forward to similar concrete action to address Indian government policies that are discriminating against other products and sectors.
In the light of the recent complaints that Albanians are discriminated against by the state lottery too in the games of chance with fiscal receipts, Katerina Neskova wonders in Dnevnik whether this is truly discrimination or just an attempt to create a perception that some are discriminating against others and are disrespecting the "framework" 25 percent.
The ordinance, which went into effect immediately after it was passed, prevents local businesses from discriminating against lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender residents.
Global Banking News-June 5, 2013--Israeli TV says Bank Hapoalim discriminating against Arab customers(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
The Senate version of the bill bars all VAWA contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of religion.
Summary: BEIRUT: A full-day march will be organized throughout the country next month to protest against all Lebanese laws discriminating against Palestinians.
Summary: The leader of Shiite rebels accused the government on Sunday of discriminating against his group, the Zaidis, vowing to continue the fight against the army.
The federal suit accuses Wal-Mart of discriminating against black over-the-road truck drivers in the company's private fleet.
The statutes include: 1) the Church Amendments--a response to debates on whether federal funds required recipients to provide abortions or sterilization; 2) the enacting of section 245 of the Public Health Service Act, prohibiting the federal government, or state or local governments who receive federal financial assistance, from discriminating against individual and institutional healthcare providers who refuse to provide, be trained or give referrals for abortions (among other things); and 3) the Weldon Amendment, which prohibits the provision of HHS funds to any federal agency or program as well as local or state governments that discriminate against healthcare providers who do not provide, pay for, cover or refer patients for abortions.
It found that 76 per cent of employers have admitted discriminating against an applicant because of their accent.
The village of Mamaroneck, New York was found guilty of discriminating against Latino day laborers and has agreed to pay half a million dollars in legal fees to the workers.
The ADA prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against applicants or employees on the basis of a disability.
To discriminate against white male candidates is equally as bad as discriminating against women or black candidates.
Courts have therefore found it necessary to identify and prohibit actions which have the effect of discriminating against Catholics, but which do not necessarily identify Catholics per se.
The lawsuit charges that Bowman discriminated against Green because of his sexual orientation and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by discriminating against someone he perceived to be HIV positive.