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Karan Desai Section 4 March 18 th 2008 PSU 006: First Year Seminar in Business Diversity in the Workplace Homework— Initial Thinking: Workplace Diversity, Equal Opportunity, & Affirmative Action 1 Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Workplace Diversity I think that equal opportunity refers to the involvement of people in society and how that in today’s social environment immutable traits of people should not be taken into consideration when excluding a person from social activity. Equal Opportunity Laws Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) at Penn State Created to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, sex, creed, religion, color, or national origin Affirmative action plans Affirmative Action, to me, refers to the policies which condemn discrimination in any form. The policies of Affirmative Action promote the access to education and employment for a politically
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Unformatted text preview: and socially non dominant group such as women of all races. Affirmative Action policies promote the involvement of historically excluded groups. Diversity Education is a form of Affirmative Action. Discrimination is the action or deliberation of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit Workplace diversity is the recognition of the variety of differences among workers across many different categories such as race, culture, language, age, gender, etc Compliments non-discrimination compliance programs. Multiculturalism Acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, and celebrating differences among people. Diversity management in the organizations Promotes motivation and worker productivity in the workplace....
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