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Transgendered Employees: When Individuals Change Sex

Transgender  Employees: When Individuals Change Sex An increasing number 01 HR practitioners and operating managers are ounce an issue that dormer y as less common: what to do  change their sex or entity. According to lie Transgender Education  people  undergo sex-change surgery each year s a rest, a number 01 lawsuits has been flied by persons claiming on as they changed genders. A bank was. even…

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Individuals with Differing Lifestyles and Sexual Orientations

Individuals with Differing Lifestyles and Sexual Orientations As if demographic diversity did not place pressure enough on managers and organizations, individuals in the workforce today have widely varying lifestyles that can have work-related consequences. Legislative efforts have been made to protect individuals with differing lifestyles or sexual orientations from employment discrimination, though at present only a few cities…

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Religion and Spirituality in Workplaces

Religion and Spirituality in Workplaces Diversity is also found in the religious beliefs and degrees of spirituality that employees bring to work. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination at work on the basis of religion; also, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees for their religious beliefs and practices. Such considerations have become even…

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Individuals with Life Threatening illnesses

Individuals with Life Threatening illnesses Individuals with life-threatening illnesses have been determined by the U.S. Supreme Court to be covered by the ADA. Individuals with leukemia, cancer. ot AIDS are all considered as having disabilities, and employers must respond to them appropriately or face charges of discrimination. Unfortunately, employers and employees often react with fear about working with an…

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Individuals with Disabilities in the Workforce

Individuals with Disabilities in the Workforce Employers looking for workers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform jobs often have neglected a significant source-individuals with physical or mental disabilities. At least 55 million Americans with disabilities are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but only 25% of them are currently employed. Estimates are that as many…

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Age Issues and Diversity Management

Age Issues and Diversity Management  Most of the developed countries are experiencing an aging of their populations, including Australia, Japan, most European countries, and the United States. The aging of the population means many “mature workers” in organizations . As more older workers with a lifetime of experience and skills retire, HR will face significant challenges in replacing…

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Changing Legal Standards on Sexual Harassment

Changing Legal Standards on Sexual Harassment Several years ago the u.s. Supreme Court issued rulings in three different cases that significantly clarified both the legal aspects of when sexual harassment occurs and what actions employers should take to reduce their liabilities if sexual harassment claims are filed. As Figure 5-8 indicates, if the employee suffered any tangible employment…

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Type of Sexual Harassment

Type of Sexual Harassment  Two basic types of sexual harassment have been defined by EEOC restorations and a large number of court cases. The two types are defined as follows: 1.Quid pro quo is harassment in which employment outcomes are linked to the individual granting sexual favors. 2. Hostik environment harassment exists when an individual’s work performance or psychological…

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Sexual Harassment and Workplace Relationships

Sexual Harassment and Workplace Relationships As more. women have entered the workforce, more men and women work together in teams and on projects. Consequently, more employers are becoming concerned about the close personal relationships that do develop at work. Consensual Relationships and Romance at Work When work-based friendships lead to romance and off-the-job sexual relation  managers and…

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The Glass Ceiling

The Glass Ceiling For years, women’s groups have alleged that women in workplaces encounter a glass ceiling, which refers to discriminatory practices that have prevented women and other protected-class members from advancing to executive-level jobs. The extent of the problem is seen in the results of a survey of 825 large firms, in which women accounted for only 3.9%…

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