Assignment 1: Discussion—Discrimination in the Workplace
Laws covering discrimination in the workplace are well known and represent areas in which employers are at maximum risk of violation. One of the challenges is that while employers can structure their policies in an attempt to avoid violations, actions of employees are what often result in allegations. As responsible as employers try to be, they are always at some risk when it comes to claims of discrimination.
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Select two issues. For each selected issue, state whether the issue is a legal concern, an ethical concern, or both.
In addition, respond to the following questions for each selected issue:
Did discrimination occur, or is the policy or situation discriminatory according to the law?
Is there more than one way to interpret the issue on the basis of relevant legal standards?
How can the employer prevent such issues from occurring in the first place?