Indirect discrimination – it occurs when a seemingly neutral resolution, criterion or condition causes that a given person is treated in a given situation in an unfavourable, worse manner. Such situation, in contrast to direct discrimination, consists in the fact that people in different situations are treated apparently in the same way, but the effect of such treatment causes the person having a particular characteristic to face unfavourable disparities or unfavourable situations.
An example of indirect discrimination is employing persons above certain height, which can constitute an obstacle to the employment of persons belonging to the races of a short height.
An example of indirect discrimination in college may be a situation when a student with mobility disability asks departmental authorities to adjust a written exam time to his mobility by giving him an additional 60 minutes to write each exam. We are going to deal with indirect discrimination when the authorities give a negative answer, in the justification referring to general provisions on examination rules, stating that if he wants to continue studies, he must adapt to the requirements of all students in this faculty.