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What is disparate treatment?

Disparate treatment basically refers to when people are treated differently with respect to the terms and conditions of their employment because of their race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or mental or physical disability. Employees or applicants for employment, who have been denied equal treatment because of prior discriminatory practices or policies, must at least be afforded the same opportunities as had existed for other employees or applicants during the period of discrimination.