This happened many years ago before discrimination was really in anyone's vocabulary.
I had my Psych degree and had applied to a care facility for children. I had all the credentials that they needed and wanted but when it came time for the hire I was called in and told that I would not be hired because of my size.
I was 5'6" and weighed 72 lbs. I had a brown belt in judo as well as first responder training.
Certainly then there was no recourse, though it made me angry. I was politely told I would not be hired anywhere for this type of work.
If this had happened in the present day, would it have been considered discriminatory?
It had nothing to do with sex, orientation, religion, race, or age.
Answer by wendythewriter at 5:24 PM on Apr. 17, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 3:11 PM on Apr. 17, 2013
Many years ago my boss at the time would constantly throw sexual innuendos at me & once he told me "you would look better with your legs behind your ears!" It was a predominantly male workforce & about 10 other Men were in the room & laughed with him. Only one Man came to me later on to say he felt badly about it. How is that for sexual harassment? Yea that was unheard of at the time so I just let it go so I wouldn't lose my job. I grew a thick skin & I continued to work there for 13 years. :P
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