opportunities and does not allow discrimination based on an individuals race

Opportunities and does not allow discrimination based

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opportunities and does not allow discrimination based on an individual's race, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability. “Whether a trait is mutable or immutable is relevant for claims other than religious discrimination. For example, employee gender, skin color, facial features, or ancestry are immutable in that one cannot choose their DNA, parents, or their birth location. Courts find these differences “arbitrary” and thus conclude that they “should not be given social significance; in other words, employers should not discriminate based upon these immutable traits” (Williams, 2008, Pg. 4). We have the liberty to choose different religions, have different opinions, values, love those we feel attracted to, faith and beliefs. People deserve to be respected in the workforce and even in the outside world. People need to be aware of the barriers and make sure not to cross the line in offending the other person about their beliefs and views. Big companies, however, don't protect against sexual orientations which is a huge impact on the working environment between the employees and employers. They don't have that statement on their policies and is something that is still being fought by today in order to protect those who have different sexual orientations. This leaves an opening gap to allow employees or employers to discriminate gay people or those in the LGTB community. It makes it more difficult to work as a team and create changes that the agency or company has. There should be more awareness and understanding regardless of one's personal beliefs, religion, culture, and race. We are in a world of advancement many norms and views have changed we just need to keep an open-minded and allow ourselves to keep business from personal. “Gender norms start at an early age. The result is gay men and women are often discriminated against because of rejection of the traditional male and female roles. Being gay, lesbian, or bisexual goes directly against these assigned gender roles and any mistreatment of
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LGBT individuals should be seen as sex-stereotyping discrimination” (Gay, 2015, Pg. 38). Now that same-sex marriage is legal, and more people are being open about being LGTB community this disturbs those who aren’t used to it, are very strong about religion, or don’t agree with this can become bias towards this specific group of community. “In the last five years, the EEOC has been particularly vocal in its position that Title VII covers LGBT-related discrimination and that it will seek to enforce and apply the law accordingly. In 2012, the EEOC adopted a Strategic Enforcement Plan to include “coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals under Title VII’s sex discrimination provisions, as they may apply as a top commission enforcement priority” (Peña, 2018, Pg. 2). Since 2012 the LGTB community can feel a lot safer from being discriminated however, not all workplaces respect this EEOC plan towards the LGTB community. Federal law already prohibits discrimination on sexual orientation and identity in workplaces however they aren’t being followed or applied. There Is still discrimination against
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