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Diversity and Ethical Issues in Management 1 Diversity and Ethical Issues In Management Jerralyn Davis XMGT 216 April 09, 2010 Diversity and Ethical Issues in Management 2
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Diversity and Ethical Issues in Management Discrimination is one of the main issues stopping diversity. “Discrimination occurs whenever something other than qualifications affects how an employee is treated (L. Trevino & K. Nelson, 2007, p. 69)”. Discrimination can include age, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual preference, and/or any quality that varies from the “accepted norm”. Discrimination occurs not only in the hiring process, but also in decisions for promotions and layoffs. The proverbial “glass ceiling” is an excellent example of discrimination in promotions. The glass ceiling means that, while one can see the position and its availability, one cannot reach that position because it is blocked. Generally referred to deal with gender, a glass ceiling can be used in any aspect of discrimination. Currently, Federal law prohibits discrimination regarding race, ethnic background, religious preference, age, and gender, while protecting those who are pregnant or disabled; sexual preference has also been debated as discriminatory. “The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information (EEOC, n.d.)”. Managing, and valuing, a diverse workplace is essential in effective management and can lead to greater productivity, customer service, and a competitive advantage. Managing a diverse workplace requires, not only acknowledging the diversity among employees, but also recognizing and accepting
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2010 for the course MGT 216 MGT 216 taught by Professor Mariarivera during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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