statistics and discrimination

In our Unit 3 assignment, you will cite statistics that are associated with age, weight, and sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace and describe the growing trend of weight discrimination in today’s workplace.

Assignment Details:

Write a 1,000-word paper.Provide a separate overview for each type of discrimination: age, weight, and sexual orientation.Then, answer the question, “Can we eliminate these types of discrimination from the workplace?Be sure to cite statistics that support your findings.

Submission Requirements:

  • APA format is required, which includes:
    • Title page
    • 12pt. font in Times New Roman and double-spaced
    • Reference page, with in-text citations
  • Entire paper length should be 1,000 words or more
  • Include an introduction and conclusion (included in word count!)

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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