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Diversity in the Workplace

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Sabrina Ross
Professor A. Sanders
BUS 110—College Readiness Seminar
May 29, 2013
Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing or individual differences. This can be age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other ideologies. It’s about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance.
The diversity issues employees are facing today are personal issues that people bring to work as far as prejudice or perceptions that lack understanding. Some may have feelings about each other’s race or ethnic group. Within the workplace, employees are forced to work with others they may not necessarily socialize with or otherwise come in contact with in their daily lives.
There are many laws that relate to diversity, disability law prohibits acts of discrimination against people with disabilities. The discrimination law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or natural origin. Sexual harassment law provides a comfortable work environment for employees. Sexual harassment at work unreasonably interferes with or alters the employees work performance or creates, hostile, abusive or offensive work environment. The disability law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants with disabilities.
The workforce is becoming more diverse the share of people of color in the United States are increasing more women racial and ethic minorities   and gays are entering in the labor force. A diverse work force also increases company morale, Employees want to feel valued and appreciated, and embracing their various cultures shows a true commitment to promoting diversity.

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