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6 to 7 pages excluding cover and reference pages

Diversity Training Manual: Part IV

As the new manager of human resources, you are preparing the next section of the diversity training manual, which focuses on making supervisors more aware and sensitive to religious discrimination issues.

This section of the training manual should include the following information:

  • Give an explanation of the Civil Rights Act, Title VII 1964 legislation, dealing specifically with the meaning of reasonable accommodation for religious practices.
    • Click here to read the Civil Rights, Title VII 1964 legislation.
  • For each of the 3 religious groups listed, describe and explain the following:
    • Include at least 2 religious practices that could easily be accommodated by management without any hardship for the company.
    • Include at least 2 practices that would be difficult to accommodate.

The 3 religious groups you will be examining are as follows:

  • Orthodox Jewish
  • Hindu
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Part V:
As the human resources manager, you are now ready to complete your diversity training manual to be used for training and sensitizing your employees on diversity issues. This final section will cover actual legislation. You would like your employees to not only be aware of issues dealing with discrimination that may not be addressed in legislation (the moral component) but to be knowledgeable of the seriousness of the discriminatory practices that have been made into law.

Affirmative Action is one of the most contentious issues; its intent and the discriminatory result of applying it in practice has become a major issue in today's workforce.

Using this Web site (or any others you find), write a paper of 4-6 pages that will summarize the following points and become part of the training manual:

  • What is Affirmative Action?
  • What was the initial intent of Affirmative-Action legislation?
  • What did the landmark Bakke v. Regents case conclude? Click here to read the case.
  • What was the basis for the conclusion?
  • What are the positive and negative results of Affirmative Action legislation?
  • In your evaluation, is Affirmative Action legislation is still appropriate?

Final Answer

Hi there,Kindly have a look on the attached file for a complete response to your question. Let me know in case something requires my attention.Regards,Talia

Running Head: DIVERSITY TRAINING MANUAL

Diversity Training Manual
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Institutional Affiliation
Date of Submission

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DIVERSITY TRAINING MANUAL

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Introduction
Discrimination is a social form favoring, considering, treating or otherwise making a
distinction between individuals based on race, sex, social class, religion or any category that an
individual is perceived to belong rather than social qualities. Therefore religious discrimination is
an act of favoring or sorting out of individuals based on religious beliefs. Under Civil Rights Act,
Title VII 1964, the term religion is used to refer to all form of religious practices, observances, and
beliefs.
This Act, therefore, prohibits human resource managers or employers from discriminating
or hiring individuals based on their religious affiliations. The law also educates employers and
employees on issues that may cause discriminations and affirmative actions that should be taken
should an individual is found guilty of the violation of this act. This law also requires that an
employer to duly accommodate any individual considered as an employee irrespective of the
religious beliefs unless the practices may cause unrest to the firm and smooth daily operation of
the organization. The law also states that an employee should not be forced to partake or not join
in a religious practice as a requirement of employment, for example, a non-Muslim female
employee should not be coerced to tie a hijab so as to be considered as part of the organization
Civil Rights Act, Title VII 1964 applies to all religions of the world without exception.
However, for the purpose of this study, we will base our research on a religious act of these three
religions of the world, Orthodox Jewish, Hindu and The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints
and how their religious practices can be accommodated by human resource managers.
Traditionally Orthodox Jewish individual is supposed to conduct three types of prayers i.e.
morning, afternoon and even...

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