reverse discrimination

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“Reverse discrimination” involves a claim by a non-minority individual that they were discriminated against on the basis of race, or other characteristics or attributes.  See Wachstein v. Slocum 265 N.J. Super. 6, 625 A.2d 527 (App. Div. 1993).  Reverse discrimination is a constitutional law issue which has been extensively litigated.  For example, Valarie Kay Kilgore v. Trussville Development, LLC.  In that case, the plaintiff filed a reverse discrimination claim on the basis that their termination stemmed from the manager’s repeated comments that she was “too old” and the “wrong color.”  

[Last updated in May of 2024 by the Wex Definitions Team]