Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination

Laws covering discrimination in the workplace are well known and represent areas in which employers are at maximum risk of violation. One of the challenges is that while employers can structure their policies in an attempt to avoid violations, actions of employees are what often result in allegations. As responsible as employers try to be, they are always at some risk when it comes to claims of discrimination.

Tasks:

Click here to read a list of workplace issues.

Select two issues. For each selected issue, state whether the issue is a legal concern, an ethical concern, or both.

In addition, respond to the following questions for each selected issue:

  • Did discrimination occur, or is the policy or situation discriminatory according to the law?
  • Is there more than one way to interpret the issue on the basis of relevant legal standards?
  • How can the employer prevent such issues from occurring in the first place?

Submission Details

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
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