Discrimination or harassment
Harassment is any form of unwanted and unwelcome
behaviour which may range from mildly unpleasant remarks to physical
Harassment is termed sexual harassment if the unwanted
behaviours are linked to your gender or sexual orientation. The EU
definition of sexual harassment is "unwanted conduct of a sexual nature or
other conduct based on sex affecting the dignity of men and women at
Racial harassment is when the behaviours are linked to
your skin colour, race, cultural background, etc. In countries with
sectarian tradition (eg as in Ireland) the term sectarian harassment is
often used if the behaviours are linked to your religious beliefs or
perceived religious origin or inclination.
Discrimination is when you are treated differently (eg
less favourably) because of your gender, race or disability.