Marital status discrimination is treating people unfairly because they are single, married, divorced, separated, widowed, or living together with a partner.
Eddie had excellent qualifications for an executive position but was unsuccessful because he was single. The company wanted its executives to have the "stability of being married". Eddie could claim he was discriminated against by the company because of his marital status.
Last updated on 18 May, 2010 - 11:31.