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Discrimination & Diversity in the Workplace - Chapter Summary
Issues of discrimination and diversity can become challenges for any organization. Ensure your employees fully comprehend these issues and know how to address them properly by adding this chapter's lessons to your corporate training sessions. Topics covered in the lessons include Affirmative Action, religious and sexual orientation diversity, mental health and racial discrimination.
Feel free to include any lessons in this chapter that will enhance discussions during training. If employees want to access the lessons independently, they can do so anytime via their computer, smartphone or tablet. Any questions that arise about specific topics covered in the lessons can be submitted to our subject-matter experts. Employees can test their knowledge of lesson concepts by taking our multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam.
How It Helps
- Introduces concepts: This chapter introduces your employees to a variety of discrimination and diversity concepts, including ethnocentrism and ability and disability diversity.
- Discusses workplace impact: Lessons ensure your employees understand the impact of issues like ageism, racial discrimination and sexism in the workplace.
- Strengthens the organization: Helping your employees embrace diversity and eliminate prejudice and discrimination can improve workplace relationships and strengthen your organization.
Once you've completed this chapter, your employees will be able to:
- Discuss cases and examples of racial discrimination in the workplace
- Define and describe prejudice and ethnocentrism and discuss how it affects organizations
- Explain the impact of Affirmative Action on diversity in the workplace
- Share facts about discrimination, sexism, ageism and other workplace diversity issues
- List and discuss various mental health considerations for organizations
- Outline trends in ability and disability diversity in the workplace
- Provide definitions and descriptions of religious and sexual orientation diversity as they relate to the workplace
- Discuss how to include gender and sexual minorities in the workplace
1. What is Racial Discrimination in the Workplace? - Examples, Statistics & Cases
Racial discrimination in employment situations is illegal in the United States. But how do we recognize it, and what can be done about it? Let's take a closer look.
2. Prejudice & Ethnocentrism in Organizations
Prejudice is also known as a prejudgment and consists of thoughts and feelings regarding a specific group. This type of behavior can be detrimental to an organization's overall success.
3. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace
Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.
4. Diversity Issues in the Workplace: Discrimination, Sexism, Ageism & More
As our world gets smaller, each workplace becomes more diverse. Understanding how to work with individuals from different backgrounds is important for a successful organization. We will address diversity issues in this lesson
5. Mental Health Considerations in the Workplace
Employees with mental illness face many barriers in the workplace. Fortunately, there are ways employers and colleagues can be supportive and inclusive. In this lesson, you'll learn more about both sides.
6. Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples
Everyone has both strengths and limitations, and it is the diversity of these things that makes for a great workplace. In this lesson, we'll examine ability and disability diversity in the workplace, including the ADA and sensitivity training.
7. Sexual Orientation Diversity in the Workplace
Sexual orientation has received a lot of attention in the news and courts, but all types of diversity generally have. In this lesson, we'll learn how this impacts the workplace and what managers should know to ensure they respect a diverse workforce.
8. Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Definition & Laws
Religion is important to many people. In a perfect world, the workplace would not interfere with religious freedom. However, because the two often intertwine, laws and regulations have been created to protect employees.
9. Practical Application: Including Gender & Sexual Minorities in the Workplace
This lesson describes some situations in which managers must take action in order to preserve the inclusiveness of the workplace for individuals who are members of a sexual or gender minority group.
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