Workers usually begin their jobs with hope that their relationship with their employer will be long lasting, positive, and fruitful. It is an unfortunate fact that this does not always end up being the case. Employment discrimination, at its most fundamental level, is bias against an individual or group because of their national origin, race, religion, gender or disability. Employment discrimination affects everyone—even those working in the public sector. Now employees in the public sector working for bodies that perform public services (such as the fire service or police) enjoy extra protection and rights.