This discrimination was even higher in female employees.
Some jobs do require or at least favor tall people, including some manual labor jobs, law enforcement, most professional sports, flight attendants, and fashion modeling.
Recent findings suggest that height discrimination occurs most often against racial minorities.
A 2007 study found that African-Americans reported higher weight and height related discrimination.
As with all correlations, there may be other factors at work.
For example, several epidemiological studies have shown a statistically significant positive correlation between height and intelligence in human populations.
This means that in general, height is an honest signal of a individual's social status.