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LearnEnglish Professionals MANAGING DIVERSITY AUDIOSCRIPT © The British Council, 2007 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to a part of a radio interview with Alan Griffin, a business management expert, talking about the price that some companies have to pay when they fail to address diversity­related risks. Optional exercise Read through the statements below and decide whether they are TRUE or FALSE according to the listening. 1. Although diversity is being dealt with, it is still an important concern for employers. 2. A growing number of people are suing employers because they feel discriminated against because of their age. 3. Insurance to cover discrimination claims is an enormous cost for companies. 4. Security firms sometimes discriminate against people because of their age. 5. Employers cannot discriminate against job applicants who have been convicted of any crime. (Answers below) Interviewer: Tell me, Mr. Griffin, are diversity risks really still an issue? Aren’t companies these days dealing with diversity? AG: Oh yes, they are very much an issue. We have come a long way since those days when employers were
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course FSD 201 taught by Professor Huong during the Spring '10 term at Beacon FL.

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