Skip to Content

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Youth at Work

Here is an example of unfair treatment at work that may be based on race:


Mary applied for a summer job at a large department store. The store manager said that she was not hiring for summer positions. A few weeks later, Mary noticed that one of her school friends, who is White, works at the store. Her friend said that she was hired a few days before to help with the busy summer months. The manager discriminated against Mary if she did not hire Mary because Mary is Black.