Post University Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Discussion


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Question Description

Consider the statistics presented in the readings and resources. Choose a statistic that surprised you the most. Describe a current event that reinforces the statistic you chose. The current event can be based on your research or your experiences in the workplace. Explain why you believe this situation still exists today and how it could effectively be addressed in the workplace.

Readings and Resources

Articles, Websites, and Videos:

This article discusses a court case in which the plaintiff was discharged from his position due to poor performance after the hiring of two younger, inexperienced men.

This article takes a detailed look at age discrimination and clarifies exactly what legislation on this issue aims to protect.

This paper focuses exclusively on sexual orientation and gender identity, as it relates to workplace discrimination. You will also be introduced to many statistics that support the author’s key points.

Focusing on weight-based discrimination, you will be introduced to evidence of discrimination, as well as reasons why anti-discrimination laws should protect people of weight-related prejudice and stereotypes.

Watch VideoThe Modern Age - Age-discrimination in the workplace

User: garrywithtwors - Added: 6/4/09

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Watch Video4) Age Discrimination--Stossel ABC (Legal)

User: n/a - Added: 1/17/10

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This video is an eye-opening look at how age discrimination legislation has impact employers. You will also gain insights on addressing the age-related needs of the workforce.This is a “devil’s advocate” approach to age discrimination. Mr. Stossel’s viewpoints exist in today’s workplace, and surly should be considered by employers and employees.

Watch VideoSexual Orientation in the Workplace - Learning & Development

User: Adam Duncan (Ginkgo e-Learning) - Added: 11/5/10

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Watch VideoLaw Passed to End LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

User: TheLipTV - Added: 11/15/13

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This video focuses on the rights of an employee to work in a harassment-free workplace, as it pertains to sexual orientation. We must think and act professionally in professional settings.This is a current events video that highlights the federal legislation that protects against LGBT discrimination in the workplace. The video will also offer several statistics regarding this topic.

Watch VideoOpenLine: Workplace Weight Discrimination

User: NewsChannel 5 - Added: 12/2/14

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This video takes a specific look at weight discrimination in the workplace. Specifically, it looks at wage differences, the stereotypes associated with weight, and how weight discrimination differs between women and men.

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination




Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
The rampancy of workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender
identity is the statistic that I found most intriguing. A study by Badgett et al. (2007) reported that
workplace discrimination of the LGBT community was a normalized phenomenon. Analysis of
wages showed that gay men earned between 10 percent and 32 percent less than their
heterosexual counterparts. While no consistent findings were found on the wage disparity
between lesbians and heterosexual women, several surveys found that transgend...

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