disparate treatment

noun

Legal Definition of disparate treatment

: treatment of an individual (as an employee or prospective juror) that is less favorable than treatment of others for discriminatory reasons (as race, religion, national origin, sex, or disability) — compare bona fide occupational qualification, disparate impact

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“Disparate treatment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/disparate%20treatment. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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