No, not necessarily. What the federal laws require is that the discrimination be based on some protected characteristics. For example, that the discrimination is based on your race or your ethnicity or your religion. Simply because somebody is treating you unfairly or even harassing you because they don’t like you but it’s not based on, for example, you being a woman. That alone is not discrimination because these anti-discrimination laws, they don’t try to outlaw rude behavior at work. They try to outlaw harassing behavior that’s based upon your age, race, gender, some other protected characteristic.
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