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.
- Zachary, M. (2014). Circumstantial evidence and age discrimination. Supervision, 75(1), 20.
This article takes a detailed look at age discrimination and clarifies exactly what legislation on this issue aims to protect.
- Swift, J. (2006). Justifying age discrimination. Industrial Law Journal, 35(3), 228-244.
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 authorâ€™s key points.
- Badgett, M. V., Lau, H., Sears, B., & Ho, D. (2007). Bias in the workplace: Consistent evidence of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. The Williams Institute.
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.
- Kristen, E. (2002). Addressing the problem of weight discrimination in employment. California Law Review, 57-109.
|Watch VideoThe Modern Age – Age-discrimination in the workplace
User: garrywithtwors – Added: 6/4/09
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RSPuMQQr8o
Watch Video4) Age Discrimination–Stossel ABC (Legal)
User: n/a – Added: 1/17/10
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IambNYKJ4R0
|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 â€œdevilâ€™s advocateâ€ approach to age discrimination. Mr. Stosselâ€™s viewpoints exist in todayâ€™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
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqw03DVSCeg
Watch VideoLaw Passed to End LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace
User: TheLipTV – Added: 11/15/13
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ixL_3xasc
|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
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAu03k2qSJE
|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.|